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Tailor-made fuels from biomass — potential of biogenic fuels for reducing emissions

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Fuels made from biomass offer an enormous potential for use in vehicle applications by greatly reducing carbon dioxide emissions affecting the climate as well as engine pollutant emissions such as soot or nitrogen oxides. Scientists in the Cluster of Excellence “Tailor-made Fuels from Biomass” are researching production as well as the engine’s combustion of innovative biofuels. The long-term objective is to optimize the entire process chain from producing the biomass down to the engine’s combustion without competing with the food chain to the extent possible. Initial fuels with adapted properties confirm the potential of a nearly soot-free combustion in diesel engines.

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Janssen, A., Jakob, M., Müther, M. et al. Tailor-made fuels from biomass — potential of biogenic fuels for reducing emissions. MTZ Worldw 71, 54–60 (2010). https://doi.org/10.1007/BF03228052

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