Capabilities

Experimental Capabilities

Bio-Blendstock/Fuel Production Research

Producing, recovering, and purifying bio-derived materials of interest for advanced fuels, including production at a scale sufficient for property and performance testing.

Bio-Blendstock/Fuel Property Research

Experimental determination of fundamental thermophysical and fuel-specification properties of bio-derived blendstocks and blended fuels.

Bio-Blendstock/Fuel Performance Research

Research on the performance of bio-blendstocks and blended fuels in the fuel distribution system, and in engines or under combustion conditions relevant to fuel combustion in engines.

 

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Computational Capabilities

Performance

Modeling of combustion in engines or under conditions relevant to engine performance.

Properties

Development of predictive models based on molecular structure or based on correlations of properties of bio-blendstocks alone and in blended fuels.

Impacts

Economic, environmental, societal, and market models to predict implications of future fuel/engine systems.

Target Identification

Use of computational tools to identify bio-blendstocks likely to have advantageous properties and performance in any particular type of engine and operating regime.

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