Welcome to Co-Optima

The Co-Optima Initiative:

Paving the Way to Better Fuels and Better Engines Sooner

The Co-Optimization of Fuels & Engines (Co-Optima) initiative brings together nine Department of Energy (DOE) national laboratories explore how simultaneous innovations in fuels and engines can achieve significant efficiency and emissions benefits—advancing the underlying science needed to deliver better fuels and better engines sooner.

Building on decades of advances in fuels and engines, the Co-Optima initiative’s three-pronged, integrated approach is providing American industry with the scientific underpinnings needed to identify and develop:

  • Engines designed to run more efficiently on high performance renewable fuels
  • Fuels designed to work in high-efficiency, low-emission engines
  • Strategies that can shape the success of new fuels and vehicle technologies with industry and consumers.

Download the Co-Optima fact sheet for a more detailed overview of the initiative.

Visit the DOE Co-Optima website.

Read the latest Co-Optima Year in Review or browse a database of Co-Optima publications.

Learn about opportunities to work with the consortium