Dennis Assanis

SBU team lands $1M for clean engine ignition

A Stony Brook University-led research team has received a $1 million Department of Energy grant to advance research on what’s called Reactivity Controlled Compression Ignition, an emerging combustion technology that uses compression instead of spark ignition to simultaneously reduce fuel consumption and emissions. Research will focus on eliminating the need for two different fuels — currently gas and diesel — to enable RCCI. The DOE grant to Stony Brook is one of eight awarded to research teams around…