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Hydrotreated Vegetable Oil as a Fuel from Waste Materials

Faculty of Agrobiology, Food and Natural Resources, Department of Chemistry, Czech University of Life Sciences Prague, Kamýcká 129, Prague 6, 169 21, Czech Republic
Faculty of Engineering, Department of Vehicles and Ground Transport, Czech University of Life Sciences Prague, Kamýcká 129, Prague 6, 169 21, Czech Republic
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Catalysts 2019, 9(4), 337;
Received: 26 February 2019 / Revised: 29 March 2019 / Accepted: 3 April 2019 / Published: 4 April 2019
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Catalysis for the Production of Sustainable Fuels and Chemicals)
Biofuels have become an integral part of everyday life in modern society. Bioethanol and fatty acid methyl esters are a common part of both the production of gasoline and diesel fuels. Also, pressure on replacing fossil fuels with bio-components is constantly growing. Waste vegetable fats can replace biodiesel. Hydrotreated vegetable oil (HVO) seems to be a better alternative. This fuel has a higher oxidation stability for storage purposes, a lower temperature of loss of filterability for the winter time, a lower boiling point for cold starts, and more. Viscosity, density, cold filter plugging point of fuel blend, and flash point have been measured to confirm that a fuel from HVO is so close to a fuel standard that it is possible to use it in engines without modification. The objective of this article is to show the properties of different fuels with and without HVO admixtures and to prove the suitability of using HVO compared to FAME. HVO can also be prepared from waste materials, and no major modifications of existing refinery facilities are required. No technology in either investment or engine adaptation of fuel oils is needed in fuel processing. View Full-Text
Keywords: biofuel; biodiesel; hydrotreating; hydrocarbon; waste biofuel; biodiesel; hydrotreating; hydrocarbon; waste
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Zeman, P.; Hönig, V.; Kotek, M.; Táborský, J.; Obergruber, M.; Mařík, J.; Hartová, V.; Pechout, M. Hydrotreated Vegetable Oil as a Fuel from Waste Materials. Catalysts 2019, 9, 337.

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