How Can Fuels and Combustion Reduce Pollutants from Future Diesel Engines?

April 21, 2021

How Can Fuels and Combustion Reduce Pollutants from Future Diesel Engines?

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.