New Magnesium Metal Production Technology for More Fuel-Efficient Vehicles

Replacing some steel and aluminum components and automotive body parts with magnesium metal ones would lead to vehicles that are as much as 50 percent lighter. That means they would be more fuel-efficient than traditional, heavier vehicles. Infinium, a small business funded by the National Science Foundation, has developed a new way to make magnesium metal - a zero-emissions, energy-efficient technology that also costs much less than current production methods. The race toward lighter, more fuel-efficient vehicles has ramped up a notch.