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Start Your Engines - With Next-Generation Fuels from Co-Optima

New fuel mixtures could save billions of dollars in fuel costs annually

July 2018

A national laboratory team identified new mixtures that combine bio- and petroleum-based fuels. These could deliver significantly improved performance and savings at the pump, while giving refiners and fuel producers more flexibility in making their products.

How Wastewater Treatment Plants Could Be Pumping Out Fuel Instead of Sludge

Research captured on cover of Water Environment Research

June 2018

Researchers at PNNL have been developing hydrothermal liquefaction—or HTL—for the past four decades. With this technique, they can perform in about 30 minutes the same processes that naturally form fossil fuels over millions of years. The result is a biocrude that can be further refined into blendstock for conventional engine fuel.

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