Florida Center for Automotive ResearchFCAR

Alternative Fuels


Scarcity of petroleum based fuel reserves make renewable energy resources more attractive, and provides a driving force for research, investigatigation and inovative solutions.


Biodiesel is a renewable fuel that can help to reduce the country's dependence on foreign petroleum. Regardless of whose perspective we choose to believe on the future of coal, oil, and natural gas, their supply is, ultimately, limited. Biodiesel can help us leverage our useof these fuels. At FCAR we investigate the whole spectrum of biodiesel from fuel spray characteristics and thermophysical properties to chemical reactions and combustion models.