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EP/F061692/1 - Impact of DMF on Engine Performance and Emissions as a New Generation of Sustainable Biofuel

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Professor H Xu EP/F061692/1 - Impact of DMF on Engine Performance and Emissions as a New Generation of Sustainable Biofuel

Principal Investigator - Mechanical Engineering, University of Birmingham

Other Investigators

Dr A Tsolakis, Co InvestigatorDr A Tsolakis

Professor ML Wyszynski, Co InvestigatorProfessor ML Wyszynski

Scheme

Standard Research

Research Areas

Bioenergy Bioenergy

Conventional Generation & Combustion Conventional Generation & Combustion

Control engineering Control engineering

Collaborators

Jaguar Cars Ltd Jaguar Cars Ltd

Innospce Inc. Innospce Inc.

Green Fuels Green Fuels

Start Date

02/2009

End Date

08/2012

Value

£509,584

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Summary and Description of the grant

2,5-Dimethylfuran (DMF) is likely to become a promising sustainable biofuel with the advent of novel and efficient methods recently developed in the US for making it from biomass, but there is very limited knowledge about its impact on the environment. For the engine community, little is known about its combustion and emission characteristics, especially about the speciation of non-regulated emissions from its combustion in engines. This project aims to investigate the outstanding issues of DMF as base fuel, by the studies through developing and validating the spray, combustion, emissions and engine models and by conducting systematic experiments using advanced methodologies including CFD, optical diagnostics and exhaust gas speciation using Fourier Transform Infrared Spectroscopy (FTIR) alongside the on-line GCMS. It is anticipated that this collaborative project will provide a platform for the 3 groups of researchers listed above to work very closely to utilise the unique expertise at each side and contribute to the team work on the basis of much increased communications and information exchange. The know-how acquired in this project will be of direct benefit to the UK and Chinese motor industries and academia. The project outcome will help to increase the market size of British and China's biofuel industries and will thus have impact on the development of the UK and China economy by increasing the opportunities for employment and profitability of agriculture and obviously will contribute to the reduction of carbon footprint of fuels for transportation.

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Name: Impact of DMF on Engine Performance and Emissions as a New Generation of Sustainable Biofuel - EP/F061692/1
Start Date: 2009-02-04T00:00:00+00:00
End Date: 2012-08-03T00:00:00+00:00

Organization: University of Birmingham

Description: 2,5-Dimethylfuran (DMF) is likely to become a promising sustainable biofuel with the advent of novel and efficient methods recently developed in the US for making it from biomass, but there is very limited knowledge about its impact on the environment. Fo ...