The International Alternative Fuel Technology Center
Office of Automotive Engineering

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The development of alternative fuels has become a vital emerging technology as concerns about the impact of the continued use of fossil fuels on our global environment mount. Concerned entities include:

  • Governments and industry associations
  • Fuel producers
  • Lubricant companies
  • Original equipment manufacturers

With more than 60 years of experience in automotive and fuels research and development, SwRI is recognized as an international expert in research, development and testing of alternative fuels such as shale oil, biofuels and synthetic paraffins. The International Alternative Fuel Technology Center (IAFTC) at SwRI maximizes our decades-long experience in fuels.

Related Terminology

IAFTC  •  International Alternative Fuels Technology Center  •  alternative fuel  •  fossil fuel  •  fuels  •  fuel research  •  renewable fuel  •  biodiesel diesel  •  hydroprocessed renewable jet fuel  •  HRJ  •  synthetic paraffinic kerosene  •  synthetic paraffins  •  SPK  •  fuel technology  •  future fuel  •  shale oil

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