About the program

The combustion of fuels provides over 91% of the world’s primary energy, but despite this vital role it is also the principal contributor to several important environmental problems such as global warming and urban air pollution.  To address this issue, companies designing combustion engines are being asked to reduce emissions, find better fuel efficiency, and begin adopting alternative fuels.

The challenges inherent in designing clean combustion engines have created a need to train the next generation of combustion experts. This industry is highly knowledge intensive because combustion is a complex, multi-disciplinary and multi-scale field.  The new NSERC CREATE program in Clean Combustion Engines will train the next generation of combustion experts through a program linking together researchers from 5 universities and 4 industrial companies situated across Canada.   The program has three main training features: (1) university based research to provide trainees with world-class technical capabilities related to clean combustion engines, (2) a Combustion Summer School which will include training in technical and professional skills and (3) an internship to provide trainees with professional experience in the industry. Both the university research and industrial internships will address current challenges to clean combustion engines, especially the use of alternative fuels in engines, and the reduction of pollutants within both the engines and the exhaust pollutant removal systems.

About our support

We would like to thank NSERC CREATE for its generous financial support to the NSERC CREATE Program in Clean Combustion Engine.