skip to main content

Title: Renewable Fuels and Lubricants Laboratory (Fact Sheet)

This fact sheet describes the Renewable Fuels and Lubricants (ReFUEL) Laboratory at the U.S. Department of Energy National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) is a state-of-the-art research and testing facility for advanced fuels and vehicles. Research and development aims to improve vehicle efficiency and overcome barriers to the increased use of renewable diesel and other nonpetroleum-based fuels, such as biodiesel and synthetic diesel derived from biomass. The ReFUEL Laboratory features a chassis dynamometer for vehicle performance and emissions research, two engine dynamometer test cells for advanced fuels research, and precise emissions analysis equipment. As a complement to these capabilities, detailed studies of fuel properties, with a focus on ignition quality, are performed at NREL's Fuel Chemistry Laboratory.
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
1150200
Report Number(s):
NREL/FS-5400-62362
DOE Contract Number:
AC36-08GO28308
Resource Relation:
Related Information: NREL (National Renewable Energy Laboratory); 8/14/14: Supercedes March 2012 version (FS-5400-51782).
Research Org:
National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), Golden, CO.
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Vehicle Technologies Office
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
09 BIOMASS FUELS; 32 ENERGY CONSERVATION, CONSUMPTION, AND UTILIZATION; 33 ADVANCED PROPULSION SYSTEMS; 54 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES; VEHICLES; FUELS; ENGINES; IGNITION; DYNAMOMETERS REFUEL; TRANSPORTATION; VEHICLE; FUEL; ENGINE; IGNITION; DYNAMOMETER