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Engine Research Center collaborates on new DOE engine research

Wisconsin Distinguished Professor of Mechanical Engineering Rolf Reitz co-authored a new paper on a research collaboration between the UW-Madison Engine Research Center and the Department of Energy-funded Combustion Energy Frontier Research Center at Princeton University. The paper, "Effect of piston bowl geometry on dual fuel reactivity controlled compression ignition (RCCI) in a light-duty engine operated with gasoline/diesel and methanol/diesel," was published in 2013 in the Society of Automotive Engineers International Journal of Engines and more recently highlighted in the DOE "Frontiers in Energy Research" newsletter. The research demonstrates how renewable fuels, used in different combinations with traditional fuels, can make engines more efficient and result in cleaner emissions.

Scott Gordon
1/31/2014