- Associated Press - Saturday, June 27, 2015

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) - A southwest Ohio college’s research institute has been awarded a $21.6 million U.S Air Force contract for research and development in aerospace engine combustion technologies and components.

The Dayton Daily News reports (http://bit.ly/1JnAJbT ) University of Dayton Research Institute officials announced Thursday that the program’s goals include improving engine performance and fuel efficiency and reducing emissions.

UDRI researchers will work in labs at the Wright-Patterson Air Force Base and use experiments to better understand aerothermal and combustion processes in various engines.

Officials say developing a better understanding of combustion processes will spur the development of higher performing and less polluting engines.

According to the U.S Department of Defense, work is expected to be complete by June 2023.

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Information from: Dayton Daily News, http://www.daytondailynews.com

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