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The Clean Combustion Research Center (CCRC) collaborates on research projects with several world-renowned industries. CCRC's world-class faculty, researchers, and students help companies solve their most challenging problems.



07 September, 2022

Congratulations to Prof. Mani Sarathy and his team on becoming one of two finalists in the Omnipreneurship Awards 2021!

This is the second Grand Challenge and this year's topic was to find a solution that will process / re-refine used vegetable cooking oils into biodegradable lubricants in a cost-effective, commercially viable manner while reducing the impact of lubricants on the global ecosystem.

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28 July, 2022

39th International Symposium on Combustion

At the end of July many CCRC faculty, scientists, and students attended the 39th International Symposium on Combustion in Vancouver. The biennial symposium provides a scientific venue for sharing ideas and experiences on the applications of combustion and is hosted by The Combustion Institute.

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13 June, 2022

CCRC initiates FLEET to decarbonize the transportation sector

KAUST and the Oil Sustainability Program recently launched the FLEET Consortium. The Consortium plans to develop innovative fuels, lubricants, and efficient engine technologies and, in the words of Prof. Bill Roberts, Director of the Clean Combustion Research Center (CCRC), “represents a wonderful opportunity for KAUST and the CCRC to provide impactful solutions to greenhouse gas emissions across the entire mobility sector, both for the Kingdom and globally.” It is the CCRC that initiated FLEET.

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KAUST Research Conference | Hydrogen-Based Mobility and Power, 2022
  • 07:00 AM – 07:00 PM

Delegates from academia, government laboratories, and industry are invited to attend the 2022 conference on 'Hydrogen-Based Mobility and Power’ hosted and organized by the Clean Combustion Research Center (CCRC) at KAUST. We encourage you to register and attend any of the sessions on the three days.

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CCRC Newsletter

Summer 2022 Edition

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