The next webinar in the Department of Energy's Co-Optima Capstone Series will discuss how co-optimized fuels and spark-ignition (SI) engines can enhance efficiency while reducing carbon emissions of light-duty (LD) passenger vehicles.
SI engines using gasoline are projected to remain a significant percentage of the LD vehicle fleet for decades. The Co-Optima initiative has demonstrated that it is possible to improve the efficiency and reduce the environmental impact of SI engines with higher amounts of biofuel blend components chosen to improve key fuel properties. This webinar describes Co-Optima’s approach to the development of selection criteria and identification of these blendstocks, as well as analysis of their potential impacts on the sustainability of LD SI fuels and engines.
* Daniel Gaspar, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL)
* Jim Szybist, Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL)
The Co-Optimization of Fuels & Engines (Co-Optima) initiative is accelerating the introduction of efficient, clean, affordable, and scalable high-performance vehicle fuels and engines. The Co-Optima Capstone Webinar Series highlights key takeaways from the breakthrough initiative. Webinar sessions share topline findings, potential near- and long-term impacts, research methodology, challenges, and possible next steps in the R&D process. Presenters provide high-level information in terms relevant to decision makers and technical peers in the greater context of a sustainable transportation future.