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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.

 

NEWS

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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07 June, 2022

Two prominent CCRC faculty members promoted

KAUST recently acknowledged its burgeoning progress in solar energy and sustainable fuel technologies by promoting four prominent PSE faculty to the rank of full professor. Two of the four Professors promoted are from the Clean Combustion Research Center (CCRC): Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering Aamir Farooq and Associate Professor of Chemical Engineering Mani Sarathy.

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02 June, 2022

When Cool Ideas Come Raining Down

A rain oil lamp provides a breakthrough moment for optimizing the carbon dioxide freezing process in low-temperature carbon-capture technology

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UPCOMING EVENTS

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KAUST Research Conference | Hydrogen-Based Mobility and Power, 2022

Delegates from academia, government laboratories, and industry are invited to attend the 2022 in-person 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. The conference will be organized around three topical areas:

DAY 1

Use of Hydrogen and Ammonia for Mobility and Power Generation: This topic explores technologies to efficiently convert hydrogen in the power generation and transportation sector.  These will be discussed against road, rail, marine, and aviation as the primary modes of transport, and how hydrogen could be a key enabler for the Mobility as a Service sector.

 

DAY 2

Production and Availability of Hydrogen and Ammonia with Zero Carbon Impact: This topic will focus on the different means of manufacturing hydrogen with the possibility of its having no climate impact. The subjects of life-cycle analysis and the monitoring of robust sequestration will be discussed here, particularly with regard to hydrogen being able to provide a greener alternative to batteries as an energy storage solution. The feasibility of distributing hydrogen via an ammonia pathway will be discussed in this section as well. 


DAY 3

Infrastructure and Distribution of Hydrogen and Ammonia: This topic will focus on the challenges of realizing an infrastructure for such carbon-free fuels, including containing, transporting, and transferring them from infrastructure to vehicle, and the best way to ensure that there is a coupling of demand and supply such that one does not outstrip the other. Scale-up will be an important part of this theme.

 

Visit the conference website here for more details. 

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KAUST Research Conference | Hydrogen-Based Mobility and Power, 2022

Delegates from academia, government laboratories, and industry are invited to attend the 2022 in-person 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. The conference will be organized around three topical areas:

DAY 1

Use of Hydrogen and Ammonia for Mobility and Power Generation: This topic explores technologies to efficiently convert hydrogen in the power generation and transportation sector.  These will be discussed against road, rail, marine, and aviation as the primary modes of transport, and how hydrogen could be a key enabler for the Mobility as a Service sector.

 

DAY 2

Production and Availability of Hydrogen and Ammonia with Zero Carbon Impact: This topic will focus on the different means of manufacturing hydrogen with the possibility of its having no climate impact. The subjects of life-cycle analysis and the monitoring of robust sequestration will be discussed here, particularly with regard to hydrogen being able to provide a greener alternative to batteries as an energy storage solution. The feasibility of distributing hydrogen via an ammonia pathway will be discussed in this section as well. 


DAY 3

Infrastructure and Distribution of Hydrogen and Ammonia: This topic will focus on the challenges of realizing an infrastructure for such carbon-free fuels, including containing, transporting, and transferring them from infrastructure to vehicle, and the best way to ensure that there is a coupling of demand and supply such that one does not outstrip the other. Scale-up will be an important part of this theme.

 

Visit the conference website here for more details. 

CCRC Newsletter

Spring 2022 Edition

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