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Stability of biodiesel

Contract nr: QLK5-CT-2000-00533
Project type: RS (Research and Technological Development Project)
Starting date: 01-01-2001
Duration: 30 months
Total cost: 1,389,715 EUR
EC Contribution: 958,891 EUR
Scientific Officer: Ciaran MANGAN
Research topic: 5.2. The integrated production and exploitation of biological materials for non-food uses

Abstract:
In order to assure customer acceptance standardisation and quality assurance is the key factor to the market introduction of biodiesel as a transport and heating fuel. In 1997 the European Commission mandated CEN to develop standards concerning minimum requirements and test methods of biodiesel. Working groups have achieved substantial progress. It was turned out, however, that in one complex key parameter, fuel stability, detailed research is absolutely needed. In the project, relevant topics will be investigated to overcome this gap of knowledge. Suitable determination methods for the oxidation, thermal and storage stability will be worked out. The influence of storage conditions on the fuel quality properties and the effects of natural and synthetic antioxidants will be investigated. A comprehensive test programme including bench and field tests will be carried out in order to find a relationship between the stability and special effects during use.


Coordinator
Heinrich PRANKL
Bundesanstalt für Landtechnik
Wieselburg
AUSTRIA
Tel.: +43 7416 52175 0
Fax: +43 7416 52175 45
E-mail: heinrich.prankl@blt.bmlf.gv.at


Partners
  Florence LACOSTE
ITERC
Pessac
FRANCE
Tel.: +33 5 56 36 00 44
Fax: +33 5 56 36 57 60
E-mail: f.lacoste@iterg.com
  Paolo BONDIOLI
Stazione Sperimentale Oli e Grassi - Technology Dept.
Milan
ITALY
Tel.: +39 02 70649765
Fax: +39 02 2363953
E-mail: ssog@iol.it
  Martin MITTELBACH
Institut für Chemie - Karl-Franzens-Universität Graz
Graz
AUSTRIA
Tel.: +43 316 380 5353
Fax: +43 316 380 9841
E-mail: mittelba@balu.kfunigraz.ac.at
  Stefan SCHLAG
Technische Universität Graz Institut f. Verbrennungskraftmaschinen und Thermodynamik
Graz
AUSTRIA
Tel.: +43 316 873 7586
Fax: +43 316 873 8080
E-mail: schlag@vkmb.tu-graz.ac.at
  Franz HEGER
OMV Aktiengesellschaft
Schwechat
AUSTRIA
Tel.: +43 1 70199 2408
Fax: +43 1 70199 2038
E-mail: franz.heger@omv.com
  Andreas FRÖHLICH
TEAGASC
Carlow
IRELAND
Tel.: +353 503 70200
Fax: +353 503 42423
E-mail: afrohlich@oakpark.teagasc.ie
  Bertrand DUFRENOY
NOVAOL France
Neuilly sur Seine
FRANCE
Tel.: +33 1 41 43 17 37
Fax: +33 1 41 43 17 72
E-mail: bdufrenoy@cereol.fr
  Jürgen FISCHER
Ölmühle Leer
Leer
GERMANY
Tel.: +49 491 8002 151
Fax: +49 491 8002 140
E-mail: Info@biodiesel.de