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15 Dec 2017

NEW CLASS OF BIO-BASED HIGH-CETANE RENEWABLE DIESEL FUELS DEVELOPED

NEW CLASS OF BIO-BASED HIGH-CETANE RENEWABLE DIESEL FUELS DEVELOPED Researchers at the US Naval Air Warfare Center, China Lake have synthesized a new class of renewable diesel fuels from a methyl ketone and diols including 2,3-butanediol, 1,2-propanediol, and ethylene glycol. These fuels exhibit comparable net heats of combustion (NHOCs) to conventional biodiesel, while maintaining derived cetane numbers between 82-91. These values are 20–30 units higher than conventional biodiesel and 40–50 units higher than petroleum-derived diesel fuel.



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