ORNL partners with automakers to supercharge the fuel injection design process using high performance computing. Plus, the Sustainable Transportation Program wins four R&D 100 Awards, licenses a new biofuel-to-hydrocarbon conversion technology, and collaborates with diesel manufacturers to increase engine efficiency.
ORNL contributes to fuel efficiency gains and greenhouse gas emissions reductions for heavy-duty trucks through the 21st Century Truck Partnership’s SuperTruck initiative. The Cummins-Peterbilt SuperTruck makes a stop at ORNL. Plus, ORNL research informs new EPA emissions standards.
ORNL and industry partner, Protochips, establishes enhanced microscopy for vehicle emission catalyst development. Plus, a DOT-funded driver behavior study will influence safety on America’s roadways.
ORNL achieves breakthrough in energy-saving lubricants research; a new ionic lubricant additive technology could save the U.S. billions of gallons of oil annually. Plus, esteemed analyst David Greene shares his vision for the future of the nation’s sustainable transportation architecture.
ORNL researchers study biological systems, such as the human brain, and how they could serve as a model for designing intelligent vehicles – paving new inroads to increased safety, improved efficiency, and reduced emissions.
The Vehicle Systems Integration (VSI) Laboratory goes online, offering unique capabilities to evaluate and simulate conventional and hybrid powertrains from light-duty cars to Class 8 heavy-duty trucks. Plus, Ford’s top management reviews ORNL’s automotive R&D.
ORNL accelerates the automotive engine through high performance computing, leading today’s automotive manufacturers closer to a more perfect internal combustion engine that is designed to meet both consumer and regulatory demands for clean and efficient operation.
Future automotive batteries could cost less and pack more power because of ORNL’s new Battery Manufacturing Facility, a $3 million DOE collaboration with industry and other national labs. Plus, ORNL hosts the US Council for Automotive Research.
ORNL’s High Temperature Materials Laboratory staff assisted global automotive parts manufacturer Cosma International in resolving a component materials issue, getting its operations back online. Plus, inventers of air-cooled inverter meet US DRIVE 2015 power density target.
Successful multi-year collaborations have enabled the development and industry demonstration of an ORNL-developed technology for advancing next-generation fuel cells.
Black carbon is a powerful contributor to Arctic warming and the arduous target of a new ORNL research project aimed at reducing emissions in Russia and bordering regions. Plus, Dow Kokam opens a new battery R&D facility and recognizes DOE and ORNL.
A new project with General Motors reveals a strong diesel filter. Plus, ORNL researchers are applying expertise in fuels and engines research to help the US Coast Guard with a mandate to increase use of alternative fuels in their marine fleet.
DOE has awarded ORNL $1.2 million to investigate the use of ionic liquids as a new class of multi-functional lubricant additives. Plus, DOE, EPA, and SAE drive toward cleaner fuels and more efficient technologies through Green Racing.