Future Engines & Fuels Lab

The new Future Engines and Fuels Laboratory at the University of Birmingham’s Department of Mechanical Engineering was opened on 18 January 2007 by Pro Vice-Chancellor (Research and Knowledge Transfer), Professor Mike Cruise. Before the launch Dr Mike Richardson, Manager of Jaguar Research at Jaguar Land Rover presented a lecture on “Sustainable Mobility”.

The new laboratory was refurbished with funding from the University of over £800,000 and is supported by industrial partners Jaguar, Land Rover, Ford, Johnson Matthey and Shell. The facilities comprise 7 test beds, 2 single cylinder research engines, 1 Ford optical engine with laser diagnostics, 2 multi-cylinder Jaguar and Land Rover prototype engines, 1 Formula Student racing engine and 1 teaching engine, along with a unique fuel test cell equipped with 2 GC mass-spectrometers. One more Jaguar/Ford engine test bed is under construction and an additional  dedicated Biofuel engine test bed is being prepared.

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Opening ceremony Thursday, 18 January 2007

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HCCI Supercharged V6 Room

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Single Cylinder Optical HCCI Engine - Combustion Bomb Room

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Jaguar V-6 Lion Room

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Single Cylinder Diesel Room

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Single Cylinder Optical Diesel Engine

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Puma Engine Room

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Medusa Engine Room

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Mass Spectrometry Room

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Fuel Properties Lab

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