Study of the performance of compression ignition engines running on first and second generation biodiesel/diesel blends

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Study of the performance of compression ignition engines running on first and second generation biodiesel/diesel blends

EU

Project No. 09.3.3-LMT-K-712-03-0121

Project title: ‘Study on the performance of compression ignition engines running on first- and second-generation biodiesel/diesel blends’.
Start of project activities – 2017-09-29
End of the project – 2018-04-30
Funding available – 2839,05 Eur

The project is financed by the European Social Fund under the European Union Funds Investment Operational Programme 2014-2020, Priority 9 “Public Education and Enhancing the Potential of Human Resources”, Implementing Measure No. 09.3.3-LMT-K-712 “Developing the Scientific Competence of Scientists, Other Researchers, and Students through Practical Scientific Activities”.

In the EU and Lithuania, the production of first-generation biofuels (bioethanol, biodiesel (RME)) produced from edible raw materials has been developed and subsidised in order to address energy and ecological problems, but due to its low economic and ecological efficiency, it is planned to discontinue this support. The production of second and third generation biofuels (from waste and non-food feedstocks) will be supported, with a 60% life cycle reduction in CO2 emissions. Optimising the performance of compression ignition engines running on first- and second-generation biodiesel/diesel blends would improve the efficiency of alternative fuels and reduce environmental pollution.

The aim of the project is to experimentally investigate the performance of compression ignition engines running on first- and second-generation biodiesel-diesel blends and to optimise the factors influencing it.

The project “Study of the performance of compression ignition engines running on first- and second-generation biodiesel and diesel blends” will provide the student with knowledge and practical experience in the field of research into the performance of internal combustion engines. The student will master the research methodology, get acquainted with the principles of analysis of the obtained results, analysing the energy and ecological indicators of internal combustion engines, and evaluate the positive aspects of the use of alternative biofuels.
The results of the scientific and practical research will be in line with the trends in the development of vehicles: the use of alternative fuels, increasing energy efficiency and reducing environmental pollution. Theoretical and practical experience will be gathered for further research on Generation II and other generations of biofuels in internal combustion engines.