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, Volume 78, Issue 3, pp 52–57 | Cite as

Oxymethylene Ether as Potentially Carbon-neutral Fuel for Clean Diesel Engines Part 2: Compliance with the Sustainability Requirement

  • Eberhard JacobEmail author
  • Wolfgang Maus

The transition from fossil fuels to sustainably produced fuels that allow maximum environmental compatibility is the most effective and economical measure to secure the future of internal combustion engines. The local emission freedom of electrical drives can still be outdone by the potential to attain negative emissions. The criteria that solidify the selection of OME3-6 as potentially sustainable diesel fuel of the future are described in this article.

Criteria that characterise future mobility

In [1] and in Part 1 of this article [2], it was possible to show with OME2 or OME3-6 as fuel that the trade-off of particle and NO x emission typical for diesel can be eliminated. Five hierarchically graded criteria of the socio-ecological compatibility of future mobility were already postulated [3], Figure 1: (I) CO 2neutrality, (II) sustainable availability, (III) lowest impact on environment, (IV), economic efficiency and (V) functionality. Unlimited availability of sustainable energy is...



Additional authors are: Dr.-Ing. Martin Härtl, Kai Gaukel, Dominik Pélerin and Prof. Dr.-Ing. Georg Wachtmeister. Eberhard Jacob and Wolfgang Maus thank Rolf Brück of Continental Emitec GmbH (Lohmar) for supporting this work. The authors thank Dr. Thomas Wilharm and Philipp Seidenspinner of ASG Analytik-Service GmbH (Neusäß) for valuable development work.

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© Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden 2017

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden GmbHWiesbadenGermany
  2. 2.Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden GmbHWiesbadenGermany

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