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March 10, 2023

FLORE at a new location DUDL B326

FLORE researchers are enjoying new installations at DUDL B326. Come and explore multiple research opportunities for you!

Purdue Polytechnic Institute
School of Engineering Technology
August 19, 2021

Jet Fuel from Renewable Sources Gains Efficiency through Multi-Sector Collaboration

A patented process for converting alcohol sourced from renewable or industrial waste gases into jet or diesel fuel is being scaled up at the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE's) Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) through a partnership with Oregon State University and the carbon-recycling experts at LanzaTech. This work is part of the Chemical Catalysis for Bioenergy (ChemCatBio) Consortium, which is supported by DOE's Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Bioenergy Technologies Office and leverages unique capabilities at each of the partnering national laboratories.
November 8, 2019

$1.7M Dept. of Energy grant to accelerate creation of sustainable aviation fuels

A new grant from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) will accelerate research by the Purdue Polytechnic Institute toward generating sustainable aviation fuels. The $1.7 million grant was awarded to Gozdem Kilaz, assistant professor of engineering technology and director of Purdue’s Fuel Laboratory of Renewable Energy (FLORE).
October 24, 2019

Techies Today Episode 003: Gozdem Kilaz — Jet Fuel from Plastic Waste?

Purdue Polytechnic's Gozdem Kilaz, assistant professor of engineering technology, has focused her research on developing alternative liquid fuels for transportation — specifically, aviation biofuels. She discusses her work on a project to convert plastic waste into jet fuel. Gozdem also has big news to share about an upcoming project.
February 12, 2019

Researchers explore converting plastic waste into clean fuels, other useful products

A new chemical conversion process developed by Purdue University researchers could transform the world’s polyolefin waste, a form of plastic, into useful products, such as clean fuels and other items. The conversion process has been developed by a research team led by Linda Wang, the Maxine Spencer Nichols Professor in the Davidson School of Chemical Engineering.
May 30, 2018

Kilaz's new Fuel Laboratory of Renewable Energy already making mark in interdisciplinary research

A knowledge gap in the development of alternative aviation fuels led to the creation of the Fuel Laboratory of Renewable Energy (FLORE), a new interdisciplinary research lab in Purdue’s Potter Engineering Center. Gozdem Kilaz, assistant professor in Purdue Polytechnic’s School of Engineering Technology and director of the lab, first noticed the gap when she was a postdoctoral research assistant.
March 2, 2017

Kilaz researching renewable fuels for Navy

A Purdue Polytechnic Institute professor will be working on one of six Purdue University projects recently funded by the U.S. Navy. Six interdisciplinary research teams have received $2.7 million in grants of $450,000 each as part of the U.S. Navy Enterprise Partnership Teaming with Universities for National Excellence (NEPTUNE) program. Launched by Purdue and the Navy in 2014, the program aims to help the military branch convert half of its energy consumption to alternative sources, including biofuels, by 2020.
March 3, 2016

Purdue Profiles: Gozdem Kilaz

The research projects of Purdue engineering technology professor Gozdem Kilaz are truly diverse, extending from Indiana's cornfields to U.S. Navy aircraft. But it's that diversity, Kilaz says, that originally pulled her to the field of chemical engineering, leading to projects in which she has collaborated with colleagues around the world.
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