Impact of DMF on engine performance and emissions as a new generation of sustainable biofuel

2,5-Dimethylfuran (DMF) is likely to become a promising sustainable biofuel with the advent of novel and efficient methods recently developed in the US for making it from biomass, but there is very limited knowledge about its impact on the environment. For the engine community, little is known about its combustion and emission characteristics, especially about the speciation of non-regulated emissions from its combustion in engines. This project aims to investigate the outstanding issues of DMF as base fuel, by the studies through developing and validating the spray, combustion, emissions and engine models.