Tag Archives: biodiesel technology

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Biodiesel Fight Heating Up

The National Biodiesel Board is teaming up with Diesel Technology Forum to “fight for clean diesel technology”. By joining the National Biodiesel Board hopes to help raise the awareness of the benefits of diesel over other fuels.

Diesel Fuel Filtration

Fuel Manager® –   Diesel Fuel Filtration  FM1, FM10, FM100 and FM1000

Complete Systems, Elements and Service Parts

Stanadyne’s Fuel Manager diesel fuel filter/water separator systems are used globally in a wide variety  of diesel engine powered applications. As a modular system, optional Fuel Manager features can be  selected to address specific operating requirements. This versatility allows the user to have the optimum fuel system filtration combined with exceptional economy.
The Fuel Manager series includes: FM1, FM10, FM100 and FM1000. Each of these Fuel Manager types serve specific engine power ratings for engines from 7.3 to 447 kW (10 to 600 BHP). All Fuel Manager elements are fuel/water separators with provisions for draining coalesced water. Systems are for use with diesel fuel and bio-blended diesel fuel, and are not for use with gasoline or other volatile fuels.

Stanadyne’s Fuel Manager diesel fuel filter/water separator systems are used globally in awide variety of diesel engine powered applications. As a modular system, optional FuelManager features can be selected to address specific operating requirements. Thisversatility allows the user to have the optimum fuel system filtration combined withexceptional economy.The Fuel Manager series includes: FM1, FM10, FM100 and FM1000. Each of these FuelManager types serve specific engine power ratings for engines from 7.3 to 447 kW (10 to600 BHP). All Fuel Manager elements are fuel/water separators with provisions fordraining coalesced water. Systems are for use with diesel fuel and bio-blended diesel fuel,and are not for use with gasoline or other volatile fuels.

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The EPA’s proposed increases in the 2012 percentage standards for advanced biofuels and renewable diesel fuel is another important step in helping the United States achieve a sustainable energy future, according to Allen Schaeffer, the executive director of the Diesel Technology Forum (DTF).

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Obviously, diesel oil is synonymous with the diesel engine because it is the most common fuel used in the diesel engine. However, as society’s demands increase and technology advances, experts are developing more and more alternative fuels for use in the diesel engine.

News@ADS December 6, 2010

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LATEST NEWS CLIPS 

 

BorgWarner has unveiled a new line of turbochargers for gas and diesel engines, specifically engineered for aftermarket performance customers, such as tuners, racers, race teams, and car and truck enthusiasts.

 

Audi has reported that its U.S. sales increased 37.5 percent to 9,365 units from 6,810 units sold in November during the same month last year.

 

The Robert Bosch plant in North Carolina will hire up to 300 workers and invest approximately $125 million in its local factory during the next five years.

 

Workers have been busy turning out the large diesel engines in MTU Detroit Diesel’s newly opened Aiken plant.

 

WABCO Holdings Inc. will supply vacuum pumps for two main diesel engine programs within the Volkswagen Group.

 

In a newly released global report, Hart Energy Consulting suggests diesel fuel demand will rebound and again drive global refined product demand while low sulfur diesel markets will strengthen and remain strong for the foreseeable future.

 

A Wisconsin company, Engineered Propulsion Systems, hopes to have a running prototype of a diesel aircraft engine by next summer after funding for the project came through last week.

Biocides are a SHORT TERM Solution

Microbial Contamination of Fuels Statement by Mike Munroe

 

With the introduction and wide spread use of Bio-Diesel in Manitoba, has also seen a demand for control of microbial contamination in diesel fuel storage vessels. Characterized as a “greenish-black or brown” slime and often accompanied by an offensive odour, these colonies will attack diesel fuel system components.

 

Most often in the past, these micro-organisms (yeast, molds, bacteria and algae) were seen with warm and humid conditions in association with water. Large storage tanks were often the source but recently, with the prevalence of B-5, or diesel fuel containing 5% biodiesel and its hygroscopic nature, are being seen more often than previous in fuel tanks on mobile equipment. The first complaint is usually that of premature fuel filter plugging and left untreated, complaints have even been that of fuel system deterioration. Elastomer fuel system components, seals and hoses, are particularly vulnerable to microbial contamination.

 

Remediation of this problem has been at the source in past practices. Often, draining the fuel and treating the vessel with an alcohol has been effective. With the use of B-5 and the degradation of the mono and diglycerides, requires constant diligence to control the microbial contamination. This has lead to the widespread use of Biocides.

 

Biocides are effective in controlling microbial contamination but can’t eliminate the solids created by the colonies. This will result in migration of these colonies and can result in continued filter plugging or possibly clogged lines. Most of the biocides in use are toxic to humans and the controlled colonies can not be introduced into a waste water treatment stream as the biocide may kill beneficial bacteria used in waste water treatment.

 

The continued use of biocides can be costly and also harmful to polymer storage tanks if used continually and over treated. Engine manufacturers have not made data readily available about the effects of biocides on exhaust after-treatments such as diesel particulate filters, active catalytic reduction or selective catalytic reduction.

 

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New Innovations in Clean Diesel Technology

The progress of diesel engine manufacturers in improving fuel efficiency over the last two decades has led to new innovations in clean diesel technology and consumer acceptance.
Mazda recently confirmed at the New York International Auto Show, that it plans to begin selling vehicles equipped with its ultra efficient SKY gasoline and diesel engines in North America by 2012.
Detroit based NextCAT Inc. announced that it has signed an option agreement for a biodiesel technology developed at the National Biofuels Energy Lab at Wayne State University.  This technology allows biodiesel producers to use cost-effective raw materials in their production process, this has strong potential to lower biodiesel costs greatly.  The U.S. has roughly 176 biodiesel plants, though 80 percent of them are sitting idle due to heavy losses from high raw material costs.  If these raw material costs are not taken care of, many of the estimated 23,000 jobs in this industry will remain in jeopardy.