Project

Knowledge cell on biofuels (from non-edible crops and waste products) for use in internal combustion engines

Duration
15 May 2009 → 15 May 2014
Funding
Federal funding: various
Research disciplines
  • Engineering and technology
    • Mechanics
    • Mechatronics and robotics
    • Biomaterials engineering
    • Biological system engineering
    • Biomaterials engineering
    • Biomechanical engineering
    • Other (bio)medical engineering
    • Environmental engineering and biotechnology
    • Industrial biotechnology
    • Other biotechnology, bio-engineering and biosystem engineering
Keywords
knowledge cell IC engines biofuels
 
Project description

The Cuban dependence on imported fossil fuels to produce energy is a problem. For the transportation sector the application of renewable fuels from non-edible crops and waste products offers an alternative to imported fuels (diesel and gasoline). A transition to these renewable fuels requires profound knowledge on biofuels, their characteristics, behaviour and effects on storage, durability etc. This could be obtained by implementing a multidisciplinary knowledge cell in order to increase knowledge on the use of these renewable fuels