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Energies 2019, 12(7), 1388; https://doi.org/10.3390/en12071388

The Impact of Selected Biofuels on the Skoda Roomster 1.4TDI Engine’s Operational Parameters

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Faculty of Engineering, Department of Vehicles and Ground Transport, Czech University of Life Science Prague, Kamýcká 129, 6, 169 21 Prague, Czech Republic
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Faculty of Agrobiology, Food and Natural Resources, Department of Chemistry, Czech University of Life Science Prague, Kamýcká 129, 6, 169 21 Prague, Czech Republic
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Faculty of Engineering, Department of Technological Equipment of Buildings, Czech University of Life Science Prague, Kamýcká 129, 6, 169 21 Prague, Czech Republic
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Received: 6 March 2019 / Revised: 27 March 2019 / Accepted: 9 April 2019 / Published: 10 April 2019
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Abstract

Road transport is increasing all around the globe and biofuels have come to the forefront of public interest. According to Article 3, Directive 2009/28/EC, each member state has to ensure that an energy share from renewable sources in all forms of transportation reaches at least 10% of the final consumption of energy in transportation until 2020. The blending of biofuels is one of the methods available to member states to meet this target and it might even be expected to be a main contributor. This article analyses and compares selected biofuels, their chemical properties and their influence on engine operational parameters. The operational parameters of the diesel engine of the Skoda Roomster 1.4 TDI were measured on a chassis dynamometer according to the NEDC driving cycle, and pure diesel fuel, HVO and a blend of fuels (diesel fuel, HVO and butanol) were used for comparison. Operation on biofuels shows a slight decrease in performance parameters up to 10% and an increase in emission production (especially CO in the case of D50H30B20). Positive influences of biofuels were proven with a decrease in exhaust gas opacity and particulate matter production, up to 50% in the case of D50H30B20. View Full-Text
Keywords: biofuels; power; torque; HVO; butanol; chemical properties biofuels; power; torque; HVO; butanol; chemical properties
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Kotek, M.; Mařík, J.; Zeman, P.; Hartová, V.; Hart, J.; Hönig, V. The Impact of Selected Biofuels on the Skoda Roomster 1.4TDI Engine’s Operational Parameters. Energies 2019, 12, 1388.

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