This project's scope considers how ecological engineering of communities of algae can generate novel low-GHG fuel processing routes, and the optimization of those routes to obtain optimized fuels to support mixing controlled compression ignition combustion. This team plans to pursue co-optimization studies of the fuel production process and the fuel properties and combustion behavior. The overall objective of our project is to demonstrate co-optimization of a fuel blendstock with greater than 60% greenhouse gas reduction, while improving engine thermal efficiency beyond the baseline diesel engine.
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-Lots of DOE News this week: Andre Boehman, Brad Cardinale and Levi Thompson have together received a $2 million DOE award for an algae-to-fuels and cleaner combustion project. Andre’s put together a detailed project summary you can read on our website.
This year has been one of great transition at the University of Michigan Energy Institute. I began serving as the Interim Director in February 2018, and I am inspired by the creativity and enthusiasm that the faculty affiliates, students, and staff members display in exploring new energy technologies, combating climate change, and implementing these energy and power solutions on the U-M campus and in communities.
The U.S. Secretary of Energy's office has awarded the Secretary of Energy's Achievement Award to the Scientific and Operational Leadership team for the Joint Center for Energy Storage Research (JCESR).
Twenty-nine individuals across multiple JCESR institutions were named as recipients of the award. The Department of Energy (DOE) bestows this award upon DOE employees or contractors who attain significant achievements on behalf of the Department.
Trump administration unveils its plan to relax car pollution rules
The New York Times, feat. John DeCicco
The Trump administration on Thursday put forth its long-awaited proposal to freeze antipollution and fuel-efficiency standards for cars, significantly weakening one of President Barack Obama’s signature policies to combat global warming.
5 things to watch as the Trump administration weakens car rules
Scientific American, feat. John DeCicco
With the Trump administration set to weaken Obama-era fuel economy standards for passenger cars and trucks, a chasm is opening between red and blue states.
EPA is expected to propose a rule in the coming days to prevent the standards from rising past the 2020 levels established under former President Obama, who hailed those increases as a major step toward addressing rising temperatures.
When corporations take credit for green deeds their lobbying may tell another story
The Conversation, feat. Tom Lyon
Today most large companies like Exxon Mobil, Ford and GM issue slick reports extolling their efforts to conserve resources, use renewable energy or fund clean water supplies in developing countries. This emphasis on efforts to curb environmental harm while benefiting society is called corporate sustainability.