Co-Optimization of Fuels and Engines
NREL is collaborating with the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), eight other national laboratories, and industry on the Co-Optimization of Fuels & Engines (Co-Optima) initiative. This first-of-its-kind effort is focused on combining biofuels and combustion R&D, building on decades of advances in both fuels and engines. The Co-Optima goal is to simultaneously transform both transportation fuels and vehicles to maximize performance and energy efficiency, minimize environmental impact, and accelerate widespread adoption.
The Co-Optima initiative takes a three-pronged, integrated approach to identifying and developing:
- Engines to run more efficiently on affordable, scalable, and sustainable fuels
- Fuels to work in high-efficiency, low-emissions engines
- Marketplace strategies to make new fuels and
vehicle technologies attractive to industry and consumers.
Learn more about the research activities and accomplishments of the Co-Optima initiative in the Co-Optimization of Fuels & Engines: FY16 Year in Review.
Project partners include:
- DOE Office of Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy
- National Laboratories
- Argonne National Laboratory
- Idaho National Laboratory
- Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
- Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
- Los Alamos National Laboratory
- National Renewable Energy Laboratory
- Oak Ridge National Laboratory
- Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
- Sandia National Laboratories.