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The Bio UCF (Ultracarbofluid): a liquid fuel oil substitution in boiler, diesel engine and gas turbine applications

Objective

This project aims at producing Bio UCF from a selection of charcoals. The quality of the fuel obtained will be optimized to be utilized in diesel engines and gas turbines as efficiently as possible.

The proposed research can be divided into 9 phases for a 30 month program:

Phase 1:

Charcoal production from SRC/optimization pyrolysis process (with regard to volatile matter content, grindability and hydrophobicity)

Phase 2:

Application of Bio-UCF process to SRC charcoal, modification, improvements

-laboratory scale
-pilot scale (continuous production)
(special attention given to: ash content, heat content, viscosity).

Phase 3:

Bio-UCF production (based on Birch-tree)

Phase 4:

Burner design and tests (mechanically aided pulverisation or pressurized air assistance)

Phase 5:

Diesel injection system tests (choice of best fitted injection devices)

Phase 6:

Boiler combustion tests (special attention given to: gas emission, particulate emission, fouling, yield)

Phase 7:

Diesel engine tests (yield, inflammation delay)

Phase 8:

Economic assessment (based on the work of the group coordinated by Dr BRIGEWATER)

Phase 9:

Final report

Funding Scheme

CSC - Cost-sharing contracts

Coordinator

Cadet International
Address
16 Rue De Puebla
59800 Lille
France

Participants (4)

CENTRE DE COOPERATION INTERNATIONALE EN RECHERCHE AGRONOMIQUE POUR LE DEVELOPPEMENT - CIRAD
France
Address
Avenue De La Belle Gabrielle 45 Bis
34032 Montpellier
Centre de Coopération Internationale en Recherche Agronomique pour le Développement (CIRAD)
France
Address
73 Rue Jean François Breton
34000 Montpellier
GIE Recherche Pôle Energie Chaleur
France
Address
46 Rue Letort
75883 Paris
Groupe de Recherches et d'Animations pour le Développement, l'Innovation et l'Enseignement en Technologie
France
Address
Centre De Recherches De Royallieu
60206 Compiègne