The next webinar in the Department of Energy's Co-Optima Capstone Series will discuss how fuels and combustion can help reduce pollutants from future diesel engines.
Mixing-controlled compression-ignition engines—such as diesel engines—have many desirable attributes, including high fuel-conversion efficiencies. Nevertheless, these engines produce emissions of soot and nitrogen oxides (NOx) that must be mitigated by emissions control technology. This webinar discusses identification of bioblendstocks with low-net-carbon emissions and desirable fuel properties and approaches for curtailing soot, NOx, and net-carbon emissions by combining these sustainable fuels with a new combustion technology called ducted fuel injection.
* Bob McCormick, National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL)
* Charles Mueller, Sandia National Laboratories
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.