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Next generation biofuels and advanced engines for tomorrow's transportation needs
Sandia National Laboratories
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In November 2009, Sandia National Laboratories hosted the "Next generation biofuels and advanced engines for tomorrows transportation needs" Workshop. The event focused on the combined opportunities in biofuels and engines in the transportation sector. The workshop brought together the DOE Combustion Research Facility and the DOE Joint BioEnergy Institute along with oil companies, biofuel developers, engine manufacturers, suppliers, and experts from the university, regulatory, finance, and national laboratory communities. The intersection of biofuels and engines, if properly scaled, can meet a triad of national goals: reduced climate impact, economic development, energy security through energy diversity. The workshop identified opportunities for codevelopment of biofuels and engines, it addressed roadblocks to success, and it outlined joint biofuel and engine R&D needs. Over two days, participants underscored a series of key attributes that the community must address to make introducing next generation biofuels a reality in the transportation sector. These attributes can be summarized as the need for clean sustainable compatible liquid fuels. The workshop recognized three important issues surrounding the development of biofuels: 1) the definition of fungible or drop-in fuels (DIF) needs to be clarified; 2) fuel specifications can become the bridge between engines and biofuels; and 3) an integrated biofuels and engines research program is key.
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