31 Oct '11, 9am

RWTH & FEV engine study concludes 2-methylfuran is a promising novel biofuel candidate

Researchers from RWTH Aachen University (Germany) and FEV GmbH have performed what they believe is the first study on the use of the novel biofuel 2-methylfuran in a direct-injection spark-ignition engine. Their investigations, reported in a paper just accepted by the ACS journal Energy & Fuels, focus on the in-cylinder spray formation and evaporation process; the combustion characteristics; and the regulated emissions of 2-methylfuran, with comparisons made to results obtained with ethanol and RON 95 gasoline in former and new investigations on the same engine.

Full article: http://www.greencarcongress.com/2011/10/rwthfev-20111031....