Renewable Fuels and Lubricants Laboratory (Fact Sheet)

Anya Breitenbach

Research output: NRELFact Sheet


This fact sheet describes the Renewable Fuels and Lubricants (ReFUEL) Laboratory at the U.S. Department of Energy National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) is a state-of-the-art research and testing facility for advanced fuels and vehicles. Research and development aims to improve vehicle efficiency and overcome barriers to the increased use of renewable diesel and other nonpetroleum-basedfuels, such as biodiesel and synthetic diesel derived from biomass. The ReFUEL Laboratory features a chassis dynamometer for vehicle performance and emissions research, two engine dynamometer test cells for advanced fuels research, and precise emissions analysis equipment. As a complement to these capabilities, detailed studies of fuel properties, with a focus on ignition quality, are performedat NREL's Fuel Chemistry Laboratory.
Original languageAmerican English
Number of pages2
StatePublished - 2014

Bibliographical note

8/14/14: Supercedes March 2012 version (FS-5400-51782).

NREL Publication Number

  • NREL/FS-5400-62362


  • dynamometers
  • engines
  • fuels
  • ignition
  • refuel
  • transportation
  • vehicle


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