One facet of the Advanced Power and Energy Program (APEP) at UCI investigates the efficiency, performance, and pollutant emissions of various power systems. Until now, little research has been done within APEP on the emissions of reciprocating engines when using alternative gaseous fuels. Our senior design project involves the study of a natural gas reciprocating engine/generator system and its resulting exhaust composition and pollutants in order to shed new light on how it impacts the environment while running on alternative gaseous fuels. We are especially interested in the effects that these fuels have on particulate matter (PM2.5) emissions since these particles (< 2.5 microns) can cause serious respiratory problems. We hope this test bed will help to clarify the formation and emission of criteria pollutants like PM2.5, carbon monoxide (CO), and NOx in reciprocating engines.