Advancements in the understanding of combustion processes are critical to achieving further improvements in fuel use efficiency, reductions in greenhouse gas emissions, reductions in pollutant emissions, and easing the transition to alternative fuel use in combustion systems. The goal and mission of the Combustion TCP are to provide that advanced combustion understanding and the combustion system modelling tools embodying the knowledge. The understanding and the modeling design tools will help accelerate the development of new, clean, and highly efficient combustion technologies by industry that demonstrate reduced fuel consumption, lower greenhouse gas and pollutant emissions, and promote the use of clean alternative fuels. The TCP emphasizes industrial involvement to ensure adequate attention to industrial needs (i.e., "market pull") and speed dissemination of technology to the marketplace. Research is facilitated by task-sharing agreements among member nations and through personnel exchanges.
Activities are carried out through international collaborative research tasks currently covering the following areas:
Systems Analysis (SA)
Policy Briefs for Hydrogen and Its Vector Fuels (PB-HVF)
Net-Zero Carbon Engine Technologies (n-ZCET)
Gas Turbines (GT)
Gas Engines (GE)
Solid Fuel Combustion (SFC)
Combustion Chemistry (CC)
Sprays in Combustion (SC)
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