Co-Optimization of Fuels & Engines

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As part of the Co-Optimization of Fuels & Engines initiative, researchers are exploring synergies among new bio-based fuels, engines, powertrains, and fueling infrastructure. 
Image by Loren Stacks, Sandia National Laboratories.

The Co-Optimization of Fuels & Engines (Co-Optima) initiative aims to simultaneously transform both transportation fuels and vehicles in order to maximize performance and energy efficiency, minimize environmental impact, and accelerate widespread adoption of innovative combustion strategies. 

This research and development (R&D) collaboration between the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), nine national laboratories, and industry is a first-of-its-kind effort to combine biofuels and combustion R&D, building on decades of advances in both fuels and engines.

The Co-Optima initiative takes a three-pronged, integrated approach to identifying and developing:

  • Engines designed to run more efficiently on affordable, scalable, and sustainable fuels
  • Fuels designed to work in high-efficiency, low-emissions engines
  • Marketplace strategies that can shape the success of new fuels and vehicle technologies with industry and consumers.

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Co-Optima Partners
Co-Optima is sponsored by the Bioenergy and Vehicle Technologies Offices. Learn about Co-Optima national laboratory, university, and industry partners
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Co-Optima Goals
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Co-Optima News
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Co-Optima Publications
Co-Optimization of Fuels & Engines publications.
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Program Contacts

For more information on the Co-Optimization of Fuels & Engines initiative and related partnership opportunities, contact project manager John Farrell.