Fast pyrolysis oil fuel blend for marine vessels


The main driver for the investigation of fast pyrolysis oil marine fuel blends is EU directive 2012/33/EU which aims to cut the sulphur content of marine fuel and thereby reduce air pollution caused by marine vessels. The aim of this study was to investigate the miscibility of three- and four- component blends containing pyrolysis oil, 1-butanol, biodiesel (RME) and/or marine gas oil (MGO). The ideal blend would be a stable homogenous product with a minimum amount of butanol, whilst maximising the amount of pyrolysis oil. A successful blend would have properties suitable for use in marine engines. In order to successfully utilise a marine fuel blend in commercial vessels it should meet minimum specification requirements such as a flash point ≥60°C. Blends of pyrolysis oil, RME, MGO and 1-butanol were evaluated and characterised. The mixed blends were inspected after 48 hours for homogeneity and the results plotted on a tri-plot phase diagram. Homogenous samples were tested for water content, pH, acid number, viscosity and flash point as these indicate a blend's suitability for engine testing. The work forms part of the ReShip Project which is funded by Norwegian industry partners and the Research Council of Norway (The ENERGIX programme).

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Divisions: College of Engineering & Physical Sciences
College of Engineering & Physical Sciences > School of Infrastructure and Sustainable Engineering > Chemical Engineering & Applied Chemistry
College of Engineering & Physical Sciences > Energy and Bioproducts Research Institute (EBRI)
Additional Information: This is the peer reviewed version of the following article: Chong, K. J., & Bridgwater, A. V. (2016). Fast pyrolysis oil fuel blend for marine vessels. Environmental Progress and Sustainable Energy, Early view, which has been published in final form at This article may be used for non-commercial purposes in accordance with Wiley Terms and Conditions for Self-Archiving.
Uncontrolled Keywords: bio-oil,fast pyrolysis,marine gas oil,blend,biodiesel,Environmental Engineering,Environmental Chemistry,Chemical Engineering(all),Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment,Water Science and Technology,Environmental Science(all),Waste Management and Disposal
Publication ISSN: 1944-7450
Last Modified: 03 Jun 2024 07:21
Date Deposited: 26 Sep 2016 10:50
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PURE Output Type: Special issue
Published Date: 2017-05
Published Online Date: 2016-06-25
Accepted Date: 2016-06-04
Authors: Chong, K.J. (ORCID Profile 0000-0002-3800-8302)
Bridgwater, A.V. (ORCID Profile 0000-0001-7362-6205)



Version: Accepted Version

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