The University of Michigan
Funding provided by the U.S. Department of Energy,  the Ministry of Science and Technology of the People's Republic of China, and by U.S. and China Industrial Partners
U.S. - China Clean Energy Research Center Clean Vehicle Research Consortium

Advanced Biofuels, Clean Combustion and Auxiliary Power (APU)


Research Thrust 02 - Advanced Biofuels, Clean Combustion and Auxiliary Power (APU)

Land and other resource constraints currently limit the portion of transportation energy that can be derived from biofuels. Next generation biofuels, such as those made from lignocellulosic or algal biomass feedstocks, could in principle provide a significant portion of transportation fuel in the U.S. and China. Advanced biofuels development and deployment can be accelerated by linking biotechnology to combustion process and exhaust aftertreatment design, optimization and control.

Thrust Area Leaders

Angela Violi - University of Michigan
Zhen Huang - Shanghai Jiao Tong University

Co - Thrust Area Leaders

Ctirad Uher - University of Michigan
Fuyuan Yang - Tsinghua University