‘We expect this research to make significant strides toward maximising an engine’s performance in a cleaner, more economical manner,’ Secretary of Energy Samuel W. Bodman said, as he announced a series of awards totalling $21.5m nationwide for eleven cost-shared R&D projects.
Combined with industry investment, the eleven projects selected will total nearly $43m to support improvement of engine and combustion systems for the next generation of efficient vehicles.
One project, based out of Argonne’s
This in-cylinder technology, called ionisation sensing, provides real-time data to engineers that may enable them to significantly reduce the size and improve the fuel economy of an engine without sacrificing power.
For this project, Argonne will partner with German engine manufacturer Mahle Powertrain, Michigan-based Visteon Corporation and
The DOE also announced funding for research in lubrication technology that will be performed in
The federal funds will support research into the use of very small particles of molybdenum disulfide (MoS2) as a lubricant additive for motor oils. Scientists from the