Effects of wood-based renewable diesel fuel blends on the performance and emissions of a non-road diesel engine
Place of publication
Fuel, Volume 186, 15 December 2016, Pages 1-10
Fuel research and development; emissions measurement
Renewable fuel; Renewable diesel; Biofuel; Fuel blends; Non-road diesel engine; Exhaust emissions; Biorefinery; NO; NO2; NOX
Instruments used for NO, NO₂ and NOx measurements
ECO PHYSICS CLD 822 Mhr
Renewable fuels form an essential means to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions emitted by vehicles and non-road machines. Due to the limited production so far, different blends of renewable fuels in fossil fuels are a realistic way to implement the increasing use of renewable fuels. In addition to significant GHG emissions reduction, further benefits can be achieved when high quality renewable fuels are utilized as blending components since the pollutant exhaust emissions, such as unburned hydrocarbons (HC), carbon monoxide (CO), particulate matter mass (PM) and particle number (PN), may also decrease. A global Finnish forestry company has developed an innovative production process from crude tall oil (CTO), a wood-based residue of pulp making process, to renewable diesel. The fuel properties correspond to those of the traditional fossil fuels but the GHG emissions are reduced significantly.