Application of alcohols in spark ignition engines
Replacing petroleum fuels with sustainable biofuels is a viable option for mitigation of climate change. Alcohols are the most common biofuels worldwide and can be produced biologically from sugary, starchy and lignocellulosic biomass feedstocks. Alcohols are particularly attractive options as fuels for spark ignition engines due to the high octane values of these molecules and their positive influence on performance and emissions. In the context of the US Department of Energy's Co-Optimization of Fuels and Engines (Co-Optima) initiative, a systematic product design methodology was developed to ...
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