Tag: Co-Optima

New machine learning tool speeds up identification of most promising fuels

New machine learning tool speeds up identification of most promising fuels

May 17, 2020 |

In Colorado, researchers at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory developed a new machine-learning tool that has significantly speeded up calculating the thermodynamics of chemical reactions and is able to provide predictions that are used in development of detailed reaction mechanisms for combustion of biofuels. Developed as part of the Department of Energy’s Co-Optimization of Fuels […]

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NREL releases first findings from Co-Optimization of Fuels & Engines initiative

NREL releases first findings from Co-Optimization of Fuels & Engines initiative

March 31, 2020 |

In Colorado, for the past four years, researchers from the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) have collaborated with other top U.S. scientists, engineers, and analysts on the Co-Optimization of Fuels & Engines (Co-Optima) initiative. A new report summarizes findings from this first phase of the initiative, which has focused primarily on turbocharged (or “boosted”) spark-ignition […]

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Co-Optima publishes report summing up first 4 years of research on engines and fuels

Co-Optima publishes report summing up first 4 years of research on engines and fuels

March 28, 2020 |

In Washington, D.C., the Co-Optimization of Fuels & Engines (Co-Optima) initiative released a report summarizing findings from the first phase of the Co-Optima research. The first three years of Co-Optima research focused on improved fuel/engine solutions by identifying fuel property impacts on engine efficiency, fuel blendstocks that are capable of providing those properties, and solutions […]

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Co-Optima funding opportunity to accelerate biofuels, up to $2M

Co-Optima funding opportunity to accelerate biofuels, up to $2M

February 23, 2020 |

In California, the Co-Optimization of Fuels & Engines (Co-Optima) initiative focuses on developing new high-performance fuels that, when combined with advanced combustion approaches, can boost engine efficiency and cut emissions. To accelerate adoption of new fuels and blendstocks from renewable resources which enable higher efficiency and lower emissions in on-highway vehicles, Co-Optima seeks proposals to […]

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DOE launches revamped Co-Optima website on fuel economy and performance

DOE launches revamped Co-Optima website on fuel economy and performance

August 25, 2019 |

In Washington, D.C., the relaunch of the U.S. Department of Energy’s Co-Optimization of Fuels and Engines (Co-Optima) website features revamped and expanded content on research designed to boost vehicle fuel economy and performance. The website has details on scientific discoveries that will lead to efficient, clean, affordable, and scalable high-performance fuels and engines, as well […]

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Moving into markets: The Digest’s 2017 Multi-Slide Guide to engine/fuel transformation

Moving into markets: The Digest’s 2017 Multi-Slide Guide to engine/fuel transformation

September 17, 2017 |

The US Department of Energy is supporting a project to identify and mitigate the challenges of moving new fuels and vehicles into markets.  Including but not limited to: facilitating new fuel standards needed for introduction into the marketplace; identifying vehicle, distribution, and infrastructure compatibility of new candidate bio-blendstocks; interacting with all market sector stakeholders for […]

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New fuels, vehicles, both, together: The Digest’s 2017 Multi-Slide Guide to the Co-Optima Market Transformation project

New fuels, vehicles, both, together: The Digest’s 2017 Multi-Slide Guide to the Co-Optima Market Transformation project

August 17, 2017 |

The US Department of Energy initiated a project to identify and mitigate the challenges of moving new fuels and vehicles into markets. Specifically, engaging with all critical stakeholders (OEM’s, fuel producers, distribution networks, gas station owners, UL, regulators, consumers, etc.), to understand and address impacts, concerns, opportunities, and barriers. The goal is to facilitate new […]

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Advanced fuel designed for advanced engines: The Digest’s 2017 Multi-Slide Guide to the DOE’s Co-Optima Initiative

Advanced fuel designed for advanced engines: The Digest’s 2017 Multi-Slide Guide to the DOE’s Co-Optima Initiative

July 9, 2017 |

What’s the CoOptima initiative? Out of the DOE’s Office of Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy, the initiative aims to accelerate the introduction of affordable, scalable, and sustainable biofuels and high-efficiency, low-emission vehicle engines. This project’s ambitious, first-of-its-kind approach simultaneously tackles fuel and engine innovation to co-optimize performance of both elements and provide dramatic and rapid cuts in […]

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