International Fuel Quality

Authored by: Georgios Sarantakos

Handbook of Bioenergy Crop Plants

Print publication date:  March  2012
Online publication date:  April  2012

Print ISBN: 9781439816844
eBook ISBN: 9781315099255
Adobe ISBN:

10.1201/b11711-11

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Abstract

The quality of biofuels varies because of differences in feedstock, production process, or regional factors such as climate, fuel and emissions regulations, car fleet, and so on. The existing biofuel quality specifications reflect these variations. However, the continuing growth of the biofuel market from the one side and the pressures from vehicle and engine manufacturers from the other side requires the establishment of international biofuel standards. These standards should guarantee that the use of biofuels shall not harm human health or the environment, should not influence proper engine operation and performance, and should keep the safety of use and the fuel economy at an acceptable level.

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