Boehman and Thompson part of U-M team netting $2 million DOE grant

A team of UMEI faculty affiliates and colleagues at Penn State University received word that their recent proposal to the DOE Vehicle Technologies Office has been selected for negotiation for a financial award.  The proposal, titled “Tailored Bioblendstocks with Low Environmental Impact to Optimize MCCI Engines,” is a comprehensive study to link the growth and development of feedstocks for advanced biofuels from algae, through production of biocrude, upgrading to optimized fuels and combustion in diesel engines.  The acronym “MCCI” refers to mixing controlled compression ignition, which enc