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Stability of Fuels Containing Current and Future Biofuels

  • Oliver Van Rheinberg
  • Hajo Hoffmann
  • Christian Jaschinski
  • Winfried Koch
Cover Story Fuels

Oel-Waerme-Institut GmbH, an affiliated research institute of RWTH Aachen University, has developed a hardware-in-the-loop test facility to investigate the interaction between biofuels and the components that come into contact with them. An analysis of the measurements shows that significant technical modifications will need to be made to independent vehicle heaters and in-tank pumps in order to enable a high proportion of biofuel to be used.

Development of Liquid Fuels

The main development in the field of liquid fuels in the past decades was the continuing decrease of the organic sulfur content of the fuel [1]. The sulfur content of diesel fuels and gasoline decreased to less than 10 mg/kg in Europe and 15 mg/kg in North America due to technical developments such as catalytic exhaust gas treatment and due to emission and immission regulations. The hydrogenating desulfurisation process also catalyses additional reactions, which especially have an impact on the stability of the...


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Oliver Van Rheinberg
    • 1
  • Hajo Hoffmann
    • 1
  • Christian Jaschinski
    • 1
  • Winfried Koch
    • 1
  1. 1.Oel-Waerme-Institut GmbHHerzogenrathGermany

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