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A new biofuel from wood waste for sustainable transportation

Tom Robeyn (UGent) , Tara Larsson (UGent) and Sebastian Verhelst (UGent)
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Most biofuels in use today are obtained from feedstock that can also be used for food-grade agriculture, creating an ever growing ethical problem. In the search for so-called second-generation (2G) sustainable transportation fuels that are not in competition with food production, a woody biomass-based biofuel production technique is currently under development. The process development is integrated in the Belgian federal government funded Ad-Libio project and its process outcome is mainly consisting of hydrocarbons containing five to six carbon atoms, that differ significantly from gasoline or diesel fuel. Since the Ad-Libio fuel composition can be changed, a fuel blend calculator with integrated fuel database has been developed. This tool enables fast fuel property calculations, so quick decisions can be made on the fuel production process outcome. After a first screening with the calculator, a fuel research engine was used to evaluate the combustion properties of the promising fuel blends, enabling quick in-house experimental verification of the calculations. The ultimate goal is to produce a drop-in fuel, made out of wood waste, that can be fully interchanged with the gasoline fuels in use today, enabling sustainable transportation for modern and legacy combustion engine-powered vehicles.

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Robeyn, Tom, et al. “A New Biofuel from Wood Waste for Sustainable Transportation.” Faculty of Engineering and Architecture Research Symposium 2022 (FEARS 2022), Abstracts, 2022, doi:10.5281/zenodo.7437847.
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Robeyn, T., Larsson, T., & Verhelst, S. (2022). A new biofuel from wood waste for sustainable transportation. Faculty of Engineering and Architecture Research Symposium 2022 (FEARS 2022), Abstracts. Presented at the Faculty of Engineering and Architecture Research Symposium 2022 (FEARS 2022), Ghent, Belgium. https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.7437847
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Robeyn, Tom, Tara Larsson, and Sebastian Verhelst. 2022. “A New Biofuel from Wood Waste for Sustainable Transportation.” In Faculty of Engineering and Architecture Research Symposium 2022 (FEARS 2022), Abstracts. https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.7437847.
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Robeyn, Tom, Tara Larsson, and Sebastian Verhelst. 2022. “A New Biofuel from Wood Waste for Sustainable Transportation.” In Faculty of Engineering and Architecture Research Symposium 2022 (FEARS 2022), Abstracts. doi:10.5281/zenodo.7437847.
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Robeyn T, Larsson T, Verhelst S. A new biofuel from wood waste for sustainable transportation. In: Faculty of Engineering and Architecture Research Symposium 2022 (FEARS 2022), Abstracts. 2022.
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T. Robeyn, T. Larsson, and S. Verhelst, “A new biofuel from wood waste for sustainable transportation,” in Faculty of Engineering and Architecture Research Symposium 2022 (FEARS 2022), Abstracts, Ghent, Belgium, 2022.
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