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Fuel Testing

The engine and vehicle testing facilities are complemented by NREL's Fuel Combustion Laboratory, which is dedicated to the fundamental characterization of fuels and lubricants at the molecular level. This information can be used to understand and predict a fuel's effect on engine performance and emissions.

The Fuel Combustion Laboratory houses an ignition-quality tester for studying the ignition properties of liquid fuels as well as a gas chromatograph and high-performance liquid chromatograph for measuring unregulated emissions.