RMIT’s transition fuels research focuses on producing viable fuel options to meet Australia’s road and aviation transport needs over the next 20-30 years.
While we’re already recognised for applied research into emission-efficient fuels such as LPG, LNG and CNG, we also invest heavily in the development of renewable energy like electrical, solar, bio-thermal, hydrogen and biofuels.
Research centres and facilities
- Green Engines Laboratory
- Sustainable Building Innovation Laboratory (SBi Lab)
- Conservation and Renewable Energy Group [CARE] Group.
Our research into transition fuels is organised around three areas targeting the road transport and aviation sectors:
Gaseous fuels research
This includes emissions reductions technologies; the characteristics of gaseous fuels including blending, engine testing, engine wear caused by fuel and scalability.
Aiming to improve fuel efficiency and reduce emissions for the road transport and aviation sectors, we have capacity for standalone projects and collaboration with gaseous or biofuel areas.
Our team of enzyme engineers, microbial systems biologists and energy crop biotechnologists develop processes to produce liquid fuels from waste plant materials.
RMIT’s partnership with Boeing is well-recognised and we’re forging strong connections with CSIRO’s Energy Transformed Flagship.
We have affiliations with Hawker de Havilland, Airservices Australia, Civil Aviation Authority (Australia), Volkswagen and Airbus and collaborate with Chevron and Worldwide Carbon Credits Pty Ltd on biofuel research.
We’re also a member of the AutoCRC (a collaborative research centre) with capabilities in fuels and emissions as well as materials and sustainable manufacturing.
Contact the Industry Engagement team to enquire about our services, or partnership opportunities.