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Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Multi-mode RCCI (Reactivity-Controlled Compression Ignition)

From the U.S. Department of Energy Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy:

Can you imagine driving a car that runs on both gasoline and diesel? The #Energy Department’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory, supported by our Vehicle Technologies Office, is working on a technology that uses both fuels to increase #efficiency. Multi-mode RCCI (Reactivity-Controlled Compression Ignition) has the potential to improve fuel economy and reduce smog-forming emissions by at least 15% compared to traditional light-duty diesel engines. If RCCI (demonstrated in graphic below) is combined with other advanced technologies such as hybridization, there's an even greater potential for saving consumers fuel and money. This is just one project being reviewed this week at our Merit Review held by our offices dedicated to advancing vehicle and fuel cell technologies. Learn more about this project on the EERE Success page:

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