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 Thomas Campbell-University of Houston William Epling Featured in FuelFix Q&A Regarding Natural Gas in Vehicles
January 2, 2014
William Epling, associate professor of chemical and biomolecular engineering at the University of Houston Cullen College of Engineering, was featured in a Q&A session with FuelFix regarding natural gas use in vehicles on…
Much of this diesel emissions reduction research will be conducted at the Texas Center for Clean Engines, Emissions and Fuels, a UH-based center dedicated to developing and testing advanced power-train, renewable or alternative fuels and emission control systems for local, state and federal governments as well as the energy, engine and emission control industries. NSF, DOE Partner to Support UH Diesel Emissions Research
September 19, 2013
One of the ironies of automobile research: as diesel engines become more fuel efficient, reducing their emissions becomes more challenging. Better efficiency means that more of the energy in diesel fuel is being used to move the…
Harold Harold Wins UH’s Highest Faculty Honor
April 25, 2013
We can all breathe a little easier with Mike Harold around. That’s not a cliché. Harold, professor and chair of chemical and biomolecular engineering at the University of Houston Cullen College of Engineering, has spent much…
Prof. Michael Harold speaks at the Texas Diesel Research and Testing Center's Industry Roundtable on Feb. 21, 2012. (Photo by Nine Nguyen) Diesel Center Hosts Fuel Economy Roundtable
February 23, 2012
When analyzed from the oil well to wheels on the ground, diesel is the single most efficient liquid transportation fuel. Combine that with rising petroleum prices and concerns about peak oil production, and it is clear that there…
Muncrief Diesel Center Researching Marine Vehicle Emissions
April 5, 2011
The Cullen College's Texas Diesel Research and Testing Center was founded, in part, to develop technologies that reduce emissions from diesel vehicles. Researchers at the center have worked to cut pollution from everything from…
Diesel Center Researchers Earn $1M EPA Grant to Retrofit HISD School Buses
March 21, 2011
Using a $1 million grant from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the Texas Diesel Testing and Research Center at the University of Houston will retrofit Houston Independent School District school buses with a system that…
Muncrief Diesel Center Researchers Earn EPA Grant to Retrofit School Buses
June 30, 2010
Using a $1 million grant from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the Texas Diesel Testing and Research Center at the University of Houston will retrofit school buses with a system that attempts to diminish the negative…
Harold A Bright Green Future: Researchers Work to Turn Algae Into Crude Oil
November 4, 2009
Inside the University of Houston Texas Diesel Testing and Research Center, space is typically reserved for finding ways to clean harmful pollutants from diesel vehicle exhaust through retrofit systems attached to tailpipes. But…
Harold UH Granted $2.5 Million to Test Retrofit Devices That Clean Diesel Exhaust
October 21, 2009
Diesel engines are the workhorses of American economy, powering everything from heavy-duty construction vehicles and buses to ships. These engines are also one of the biggest producers of harmful pollutants, churning out more…
A heavy-duty engine dynamometer is one of many new additions to the Texas Diesel Research and Testing Center. Photo by Thomas Shea. UH Diesel Center Finishes Expansion Doubling Size, Capabilities
October 13, 2009
The Texas Diesel Testing and Research Center at the University of Houston recently finished an expansion doubling its size and increasing its means to research and test retrofit devices that reduce the amount of harmful…

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