12 March 2013 — RMIT University has launched its $10 million Green Engines Research Facility in Bundoora, Victoria, a first in the Asia-Pacific region.

The research facility will be open to the local and international automotive industry, supporting leading-edge experiments on alternative fuels for advanced and more efficient internal combustion engines.

Professor Aleksandar Subic, Dean of Engineering, and Head of the School of Aerospace, Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering, said the projects would tackle the challenges faced by the industry in a carbon-constrained economy.

“Internal combustion engines are a tried and tested technology, but we need to find ways to make this excellent technology more sustainable and more efficient in the future,” Professor Subic said.

“This facility enables us to investigate all possible liquid and gas alternative fuels – including multi-fuel platforms – that could be used for internal combustion engines.”