Co-Optimization of Fuels & Engines: FY16 Year in Review

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The U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Co-Optimization of Fuels & Engines (Co-Optima) initiative is accelerating the introduction of affordable, scalable, and sustainable fuels and high-efficiency, low-emission engines with a first-of-its-kind effort to simultaneously tackle fuel and engine research and development (R&D). This report summarizes accomplishments in the first year of the project. Co-Optima is conducting concurrent research to identify the fuel properties and engine design characteristics needed to maximize vehicle performance and affordability, while deeply cutting emissions. Nine national laboratories - the National Renewable Energy Laboratory and Argonne, Idaho, Lawrence Berkeley, Lawrence Livermore, Los Alamos, Oak Ridge, Pacific Northwest, and Sandia National Laboratories - are collaborating with industry and academia on this groundbreaking research.
Original languageAmerican English
Number of pages32
StatePublished - 2017

NREL Publication Number

  • NREL/BR-5400-67595

Other Report Number

  • DOE/GO-102017-4933


  • advanced compression ignition
  • biofuel
  • blendstock
  • car truck
  • Co-Optima
  • co-optimization
  • engine
  • fuel
  • low-temperature combustion
  • optimization
  • spark ignition
  • transportation
  • vehicle


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