Low-emission Fuel with High Biogenic Content and High Oxidation Stability
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Compared to fossil diesel fuel, biodiesel has significantly lower carbon monoxide, particulate mass and hydrocarbon emissions. In contrast, however, there are higher nitrogen oxide emissions and a reduced aging stability. In a joint research project, the Transfer Center for Automotive Technology at Coburg University (TAC) and the University of Applied Sciences and Arts in Lemgo (Germany) have analyzed how the oxidation stabilization of biodiesel by hydrazides can be further improved.
The discussion about statutory limits on NOxemissions and the demand for technical solutions to keep diesel engine emissions within these limits show the importance of researching and further developing technologies aimed at reducing emissions from combustion engines. In this regard, the focus is usually placed on solutions for an engine's interior (such as exhaust gas recirculation or targeted adjustment of fuel injection), solutions for other parts of a vehicle (in the form of exhaust gas...
The authors would like to thank everyone who has contributed to making this research work a success. They include Prof. Henning Hopf, Institute for Organic Chemistry, Technische Universität Braunschweig, and Markus Knorr, Transfer Center for Automotive Technology at Coburg University (TAC). A big thanks also goes to the Union for the Promotion of Oil and Protein Plants (UFOP) for supporting the study.