The U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy’s (EERE) Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO) and Vehicle Technologies Office (VTO) have released a request for information (RFI) titled “Co-Optimization of Fuels and Engines” (Optima). BETO and VTO are seeking input from industry, academia, and other stakeholders on the Optima initiative, which is focused on the development of new fuels and engine architectures that are co-optimized—designed in tandem to maximize performance and carbon efficiency.
This RFI provides stakeholders with an opportunity to provide information on (1) perspectives and interest in co-optimization of fuels and engines, (2) technical aspects of fuel and advanced compression ignition engine interactions, and (3) barriers to market acceptance and deployment of co-optimized fuels and engines.
BETO and VTO support EERE’s efforts to expand the adoption of sustainable, domestically powered transportation alternatives and to stimulate the growth of a thriving domestic clean energy manufacturing industry. Co-optimization of fuels and engines offers the opportunity to build on decades of remarkable advances in both fuels and engines in support of EERE's goals.
To see the full RFI, visit the EERE Exchange website. Responses must be submitted no later than 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time on Jan. 8, 2016.