On June 20, 2018, the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO) announced that the Fuels Institute and the national laboratories that comprise the DOE Co-Optimization of Fuels and Engines initiative would be co-hosting a series of collaborative, single-day stakeholder meetings entitled the Octane Workshop Series across multiple locations from July 9-12, 2018, to “review current research on the role of octane and other fuel properties relevant to producing fuels that could enable the design of more efficient spark ignition, internal combustion engines.” Each session will present the latest findings of research concerning fuels and engine options that might enhance vehicle efficiency and reduce emissions, and the opportunities and challenges associated with delivering such products to market.
The Octane Workshop Series will include the following focus areas:
- Regulatory (July 9, 2018; Irvine, California);
- Biofuel (July 10, 2018; Wichita, Kansas);
- Refinery (July 11, 2018; Houston, Texas); and
- Auto Industry (July 12, 2018; Detroit, Michigan).