Project results confirm development potential of biodiesel from rapeseed oil

February 9, 2020 |

In Germany, UFOP published the “Biodiesel as an integral component of pioneering diesel fuels” report, which examines the segregation and aging processes of three promising, alternative diesel engine fuels – hydrogenated vegetable oils (HVO), polyoxymethylene dimethyl ether (OME) and rapeseed methyl ester (RME). The project results confirm the development potential of RME for biodiesel.

In these fuels, segregation can occur very easily depending on their composition. Therefore, RME is examined in the context of these studies as a solubiliser between HVO and OME.

In this project, co-funded by UFOP, the University of Applied Sciences Coburg has investigated future regenerative fuels with regard to their miscibility and aging behavior in order to be able to make better predictions about the miscibility of fuels. Based on solubility parameters and a developed algorithm, the miscibility of RME, OME as an option of a renewable synthetic fuel and HVO was derived theoretically and verified experimentally.

Download the full report here.

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