Element Contents in Biodiesel
The Arbeitsgemeinschaft Qualitätsmanagement Biodiesel e. V. (AGQM) has regularly carried out unannounced samplings among their members (biodiesel producers and traders) for years now. The analysis results thus gained have allowed the developers of vehicles, engines and exhaust gas aftertreatment systems a realistic overview about the actual contents of inorganic elements in biodiesel.
Combustion engines and especially the diesel engine have been in the focus of criticism since the scandal called diesel gate. The future is likely to be a mixture of e-mobility and hybrid drives, involving various types of renewable fuels. Pure combustion engines will necessarily continue to operate in individual fields of application (maritime, air and heavy-duty traffic, mobile heavy-duty working machinery). Intensive research is therefore going on in many places in the fields of power-based and, further ahead, CO2- neutral types of fuel [1-4]. The substitution of fuel based on mineral oil...
Special thanks go to our colleagues Dr. Kati Görsch and Dr. Franziska Müller-Langer (DBFZ) and Analytik- Service Gesellschaft ASG for the determination of the database.