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This report is principally based on pyrolysis oils supplied from Spain and Finland (from a Canadian source), which were of varying quality and of different ages. These oils were used as the major fuel in a modified dual fuel, heavy duty, medium speed diesel engine for ongoing research and development experiments.

Most of the methods applying to the handling of pyrolysis oil should not be regarded as identical or even similar to those commonly used in handling diesel or fuel oils. The only similarity to mineral oils is that it is a liquid and it burns.

Additional information

Authors: LEECH J, Ormrod Diesels/Bio Engines Ltd, Skelmersdale (GB);WEBSTER A, AJ Webster and Associates, Bradford (GB)
Bibliographic Reference: A chapter in "Fast Pyrolysis of Biomass: a handbook, Volume 1", EUR 18913. CPL Press, 1999. 194pp. 35 pounds sterling
Availability: Available from: CPL Press, Liberty House, The Enterprise Centre, New Greenham Park, Newbury, RG19 6HW, UK Tel: +44-1635-817408 Fax: +44-1635-817409 Email:
ISBN: 1-872691-07-2
Record Number: 200215499 / Last updated on: 2002-11-11
Original language: en
Available languages: en