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  Welcome to the Alternative Fuels Laboratory

The Alternative Fuels Laboratory is a research group in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at McGill University.

We study the combustion and chemical conversion of alternative fuels in order to develop detailed models of combustion processes. These models are essential inputs into engineering design tools for developing advanced engines or hydrogen production technologies. Our approach is to conduct careful experiments using state-of-the-art diagnostic tools and develop accurate models of each experiment in order to develop, validate, and optimize combustion models of alternative fuels. Fuels of current interest include methanol, ethanol, butanol, and biodiesel.

- Jeff Bergthorson

Last Update: September 5, 2007