Biofuels Digest (EUA)

Brazil’s FAPESP teams with Peugeot Citroën on biofuel engine research

Publicado em 12 dezembro 2013

In Brazil, the Sao Paolo Research Foundation FAPESP and Peugeot Citroën approved a proposal for the creation of a Research and Engineering Center focused on the development of biofuel-powered combustion engines.The center will bring together researchers at the Mechanical Engineering School of the University of Campinas (Unicamp), the Polytechnic School of the University of São Paulo, the Mauá Institute of Technology and the Aeronautics Technology Institute (ITA), who will develop a joint research project focused on creating an ethanol motor that performs better than those developed in recent decades in Brazil.The project was selected in a call for proposals launched by FAPESP and Peugeot Citroën do Brasil Automóveis (PCBA).

FAPESP and Peugeot Citroën do Brasil Automóveis will fund the center for four years under a contract that is renewable for another six years. The objective of the center will be to develop internal combustion engines that are adapted to or developed specifically for biofuels.