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Progress and Recent Trends in Biofuels for Internal Combustion Engines
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Progress and Recent Trends in Biofuels for Internal Combustion Engines


Junjie Chen, Deguang Xu

Progress and Recent Trends in Biofuels for Internal Combustion Engines


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Junjie Chen,
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Received: November 14, 2014,   Accepted: December 6, 2014,   Published:


Abstract:

The increasing industrialization and motorization of the world has led to a steep rise for the demand of fossil fuels. Fossil fuels are obtained from limited reserves. These finite reserves are highly concentrated in certain regions of the world. Therefore, those countries not having these resources are facing energy/foreign exchange crisis, mainly due to the import of crude oil. Hence, it is necessary to look for alternative fuels which can be produced from resources available locally within the country such as alcohol, biodiesel, vegetable oils etc. This paper reviews the production, characterization and current statuses of vegetable oil and biodiesel as well as the experimental investigation carried out in various countries. This paper touches upon well-to-wheel greenhouse gas emissions, well-to-wheel efficiencies, fuel versatility, infrastructure, availability, economics, engine performance and emissions, effect on wear, lubricating oil etc.


Keywords: Biofuels, Alcohol, Biodiesel, Combustion characteristics, IC engine


Citation:

Junjie Chen. et all., (2014) Progress and Recent Trends in Biofuels for Internal Combustion Engines J. of Advancement in Engineering and Technology. V2I2. DOI: 10.15297/JAET.V2I2.02


Copyright:

© 2014 Junjie Chen. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.


      
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