Improving fundamental understanding of disruptive fuel, combustion and emissions after-treatment solutions

The focus of this theme includes fundamental experimental and computational work to quantify:

  • key physical and chemical interactions between promising fuel combinations
  • fuel storage sub-systems
  • fuel preparation methods
  • fuel and oil additives
  • disruptive combustion and emissions after-treatment modes.
Emissions from cargo ship
Emissions from marine traffic

The goal is to improve understanding that can ultimately lead to new green ammonia engines operating with fully decarbonised fuels, high thermal efficiency and minimised pollutant emissions.

The work will lead to new sub-system computational models of high academic impact, being used to understand phenomena which cannot be directly measured. It will also generate significant industrial impact, enabling outcomes to be adopted in future commercial codes to help accelerate sustainable products to market.  

Research team

Theme leaders
  • Prof Athanasios Tsolakis
  • Prof Agustin Valera-Medina
  • Dr Steven Begg
  • Prof Phil Bowen
  • Will Bowling
  • Prof Alasdair Cairns
  • Dr Alexis Cova Bonillo
  • Prof William David
  • Dr Tony Giles
  • Prof David Grant
  • Dr Martin Herreros
  • Nikhil Khedkar
  • Prof Jon McKechnie
  • Dr Saad Salman
  • Dr Vikas Sharma
  • Dr Saurabh Tiwari
  • Amirata Varaei
  • Dr Thomas Wood  
  • Mengda Wu