alternative fuels

Alternative fuel research topics at Drexel include the conversion of low-grade plant oils to biodiesel, conversion of biomass into synthesis gas (hydrogen-rich gas), production of algal oils from landfill waste streams, and plasma enhanced combustion processes. Other recent research and design projects in alternative fuels have included production of bio-based butanol, production of ethanol from cellulosic feedstocks, chemical storage of hydrogen, purification of waste greases for biodiesel production, analysis of landfill gas conversion to electricity and compressed natural gas, and life-cycle analysis of bio-fuels production.


Related Faculty:

Richard Cairncross Richard Cairncross
Associate Professor
Chemical & Biological Engineering Dept.
Office: CAT 277
  215-895-2730
cairncross[at]drexel.edu

Nicholas Cernansky Nicholas Cernansky
Frederic O. Hess Chair Professor of Combustion
Mechanical Engineering & Mechanics Dept.
Office: Curtis Hall 151B
  215-895-2284
cernansk[at]coe.drexel.edu


Alexander Fridman Alexander Fridman
John A. Nyheim Chair Professor
Director, Drexel Plasma Institute
Mechanical Engineering & Mechanics Dept.
Office: Curtis Hall 151C
  215-895-1542
fridman[at]drexel.edu


Grace Hsuan Grace Hsuan
Professor
Civil, Architectural & Environmental Engineering Dept.
Office: Alumni Engineering Labs
(AEL) Room 270-E
  215-895-2785
grace.hsuan[at]coe.drexel.edu

Susan Kilham Susan Kilham
Professor
Biology Dept.
Office: Stratton Hall 312
  215-895-2628
kilhams[at]drexel.edu

David Miller David Miller
Professor
Associate Department Head for Undergraduate Affairs
Mechanical Engineering & Mechanics Dept.
Office: Alumni Engineering Labs
(AEL) 172B
  215-895-2429
dmiller[at]coe.drexel.edu


Mira Olson Mira Olson
Assistant Professor
Civil, Architectural & Environmental Engineering Dept.
Office: Alumni Engineering Labs
(AEL) Room 270-J
  215-895-2987
mira.s.olson[at]drexel.edu

Sabrina Spatari Sabrina Spatari
Assistant Professor
Civil, Architectural & Environmental Engineering Dept.
Office: Alumni Engineering Labs
(AEL) Room 270-G
  215-895-3557
spatari[at]drexel.edu



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