The Advanced Combustion Engineering Research Center, which has its headquarters on the Brigham Young University campus, has been awarded $1.56 million by the National Science Foundation as part of an ongoing commitment to fund the center.

The foundation's original grant, awarded in 1986, was for $9.7 million and funded the center through 1991. This year's award is the third in a series of grant allocations.Research focuses on seven areas, including: fuel characterization and reaction mechanisms; fuel minerals, fouling and slagging; mechanisms of pollutant formation and control and turbulence chemistry interactions.