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Demonstration of 2nd Generation Vegetable Oil Fuels in Advanced Engines

Objective

Pure vegetable oil use as engine fuel has the potential for the most comprehensive ecologic, economic and social benefits of all biofuels. The production involves few process steps and can be done economically with small production units. The production process has only small energy losses and provides potential for additional income generation on farms, thereby strengthening rural economic structures. The challenges to be met by pure vegetable oil are engine adaptation, fuel quality control, emissions control and limits to overall production potential. State-of-the-art concepts allow for achieving EURO3 emission levels for road vehicles in specifically adapted diesel engines for rape seed oil fitting to the German pre-norm DIN V 51605. However, advanced biofuels should allow that emissions keep within the limits of the forthcoming EURO6 norm for road vehicles and EU Stage 4 / US Final TIER4 for non-road vehicles. This proposal covers research and demonstration on 2nd generation vegetable oil fuels in advanced engines. It follows a double strategy: engines as well as the fuel are adapted such that both match and the combination allows for achieving high engine performance at minimum fuel consumption fitting with most severe emission limits. The objectives are (1) to widen the range of considered oils, (2) to research on and demonstrate additives for vegetable oils, (3) to research on and demonstrate improved engine oils, (4) to achieve EU stage 4 / US TIER4 emission levels in medium-scale demonstration fleets running in France, Austria, Germany and Poland, (5) to transfer the engine and fuel concepts to hybrid engines, allowing to achieve forthcoming EURO6 emission levels, (6) to prepare proposals for future fuel standards. The outcome of the project includes advanced engine and fuel concepts for vegetable oil and the preparation of a European standard for 2nd generation vegetable oil.

Field of science

  • /engineering and technology/environmental engineering/energy and fuels/biofuels
  • /engineering and technology/environmental engineering/energy and fuels

Call for proposal

FP7-ENERGY-2007-2-TREN
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Funding Scheme

CP - Collaborative project (generic)

Coordinator

DEERE & COMPANY CORPORATION
Address
John Deere Place One
67657 Moline Illinois
United States
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Peter Pickel (Prof.)

Participants (9)

Vereinigte Werkstätten für Pflanzenöltechnologie A. Dotzer, G. Gruber, T. Kaiser GbR
Germany
Address
Am Steigbühl
Allersberg
Administrative Contact
Georg Gruber (Dr.)
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET MUENCHEN
Germany
Address
Arcisstrasse 21
80333 Muenchen
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Ulrike Ronchetti
LUBRIZOL LIMITED
United Kingdom
Address
The Knowle Nether Lane Hazelwood
DE56 4AN Derby
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Simon Peal (Mr.)
WALDLAND VERMARKTUNGSGESELLSCHAFT GMBH
Austria
Address
Oberwaltenreith
Friedersbach
Administrative Contact
Gerhard Zinner (Mr.)
AUVERGNE-RHONE-ALPES ENERGIE ENVIRONNEMENT
France
Address
Rue Gabriel Peri 18 Immeuble Le Stratege
69100 Villeurbanne
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Patrick Biard (Mr.)
FEDERATION REGIONALE DES COOPERATIVE D'UTILISATION DE MATERIEL AGRICOLE DE RHONE-ALPES
France
Address
Chemin Des Grabelieres
Saint Genis Laval
Administrative Contact
Charles Guillot (Mr.)
INSTYTUT TECHNOLOGICZNO-PRZYRODNICZY
Poland
Address
Ul. Al Hrabska 3
05 090 Falenty
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Piotr Pasyniuk (Dr.)
STICHTING KONINKLIJK NEDERLANDS NORMALISATIE INSTITUUT
Netherlands
Address
Vlinderweg 6
2623 AX Delft
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Harold Pauwels (Mr.)
INGENIEURBURO DUFT & INNERHOFER GBR
Germany
Address
Alemannenstrasse
Denkendorf
Administrative Contact
Christian Duft