Improving the use of liquid biofuels in internal combustion engines

R. J. Pearson, J. W.G. Turner

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Abstract

Liquid biofuels offer a range of attractive qualities, including the potential for increased energy independency and reduced greenhouse gas emissions. However, the market penetration and supply of biofuels may be constrained by a number of factors. In this chapter, the use of alcohols and biodiesel in internal combustion engines is discussed and the technology of flexible-fuel vehicles is described. It is shown how iso-stoichiometric ternary blends of gasoline, ethanol and methanol can serve as drop-in fuels for E85 flex-fuel vehicles. The chapter goes on to further explore ways in which biofuels can become part of a wider sustainable energy system based on carbon-neutral liquid fuels for the transport sector, enabling a gradual evolution of both vehicle and fuel technology. © 2014 Woodhead Publishing Limited. All rights reserved.
Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationAdvances in Biorefineries: Biomass and Waste Supply Chain Exploitation
PublisherElsevier Ltd.
Pages389-440
Number of pages52
ISBN (Print)9780857095213
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2014
Externally publishedYes

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