The Search For Efficient, Low-Emission Fuels
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Prof Markus Kraft is a Fellow of Churchill College Cambridge and Professor in the Department of Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology. He is the director of CARES ltd., the Singapore-Cambridge CREATE Research Centre. He is also a principal investigator of “Cambridge Centre for Carbon Reduction in Chemical Technology (C4T)”. He obtained the academic degree 'Diplom Technomathematiker' at the University of Kaiserslautern in 1992 and completed his Doctor rerum naturalium in Technical Chemistry at the same University in 1997. Subsequently, he worked at the University of Karlsruhe and the Weierstrass Institute for Applied Analysis and Stochastics in Berlin. In 1999 he became a lecturer in the Department of Chemical Engineering, University of Cambridge. He has a strong interest in the area of computational modelling and optimisation targeted towards developing carbon abatement and emissions reduction technologies for the automotive, power and chemical industries. Together with his research students he has also contributed significantly towards the detailed modelling of combustion synthesis of organic and inorganic nanoparticles and worked on engine simulation, spray drying and the granulation of fine powders.


The Search For Efficient, Low-Emission Fuels

New pollution-free fuels are being trialed to enhance and eventually replace fossil fuels. A diesel-based fuel with an added hydrocarbon compound has been shown to significantly reduce soot output from engines. Switching from diesel to this new fuel could lower atmospheric carbon dioxide levels and other emissions that are harmful to human health. The majority of the world’s population is heavily reliant on hydrocarbon fuels for transportation and energy. These come from fossil fuels; material that nature biorefined through photosynthesis...

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