2011 Clean Snowmobile Challenge the Biggest and Greenest Yet
Published on Wednesday, January 26, 2011 in In The News, News & Updates, Snowmobile Tech, Uncategorized
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A record number of electric snowmobiles have registered for the 2011 SAE Clean Snowmobile Challenge, set for March 7-12 at Michigan Technological University’s Keweenaw Research Center. This year, they will be greener than ever according to Michigan Tech, were more details are available.
The Clean Snowmobile Challenge is a collegiate design competition of the Society of Automotive Engineers.

In the internal combustion category, engineering students from participating schools take a stock snowmobile and reengineer it. Their aim: to reduce emissions and noise while maintaining or boosting performance.
Michigan Technological University’s SAE Clean Snowmobile Challenge team has been working with two emissions control firms to test a new, lighter, noise- and emissions-reduction system.

“The big edge is packaging and weight,” said Jason Blough, the team’s advisor and an associate professor of mechanical engineering-engineering mechancs. “The technology allows the catalytic converter and the muffler to be in one unit.”

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