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, Volume 78, Issue 3, pp 58–61 | Cite as

1-Octanol Tailor-made Fuel for Lower Soot Emissions

  • Marius ZubelEmail author
  • Benedikt Heuser
  • Stefan Pischinger

Within the cluster of excellence "Tailor-Made Fuels from Biomass" at RWTH Aachen University the alternative biofuel 1-octanol was identified as a particularly suitable candidate for use in diesel engines and extensively characterised in previous investigations. Due to the observed soot-free combustion behaviour the emission reduction potential of 1-octanol will be assessed in successive investigations as blend component with fossil diesel fuel. These investigations involve single-cylinder engine testing as well as tests using a series-production car. During these investigations high soot reduction could be observed even at low shares of 1-octanol.

Fuel as Degree of Freedom for Clean Combustion

Within the cluster of excellence "Tailor-Made Fuels from Biomass" (TMFB) at RWTH Aachen University the production as well as the application of novel lignocellulosic biofuels is investigated [1]. One promising fuel for the compression ignition engine is 1-octanol [2]. Within the cluster, a...



This work was performed as part of the Cluster of Excellence "Tailor-Made Fuels from Biomass", which is funded by the Excellence Initiative by the German federal and state governments to promote science and research at German universities.

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© Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden 2017

Authors and Affiliations

  • Marius Zubel
    • 1
    Email author
  • Benedikt Heuser
    • 2
  • Stefan Pischinger
    • 3
  1. 1.Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden GmbHWiesbadenGermany
  2. 2.Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden GmbHWiesbadenGermany
  3. 3.Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden GmbHWiesbadenGermany

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