Session 5 - Bioethanol – Recognising and using its potential - 18th International Congress for Renewable Mobility "Fuels of the Future 2021" 18.-22.-01.2021

At the first digital “Fuels of the Future” conference on renewable mobility from 18th to 22nd January 2021, one session will focus on current issues and research results relating to bioethanol. As an admixture to petrol or as a pure fuel, bioethanol is the most widely used biofuel worldwide. On the second conference day, bioethanol will therefore be in the spotlight in a session with experts from the world of research and companies in the USA and Germany.

Sustainable biofuels from cultivated biomass make an indispensable contribution to securing sustainable and renewable mobility in the transport sector. Bioethanol produced from European agricultural feedstocks, such as sugar beet, feed grain or lignocellulose, is characterised by constantly improving emissions savings. Bioethanol as an admixture to fossil fuels thus helps secure tangible reductions in traffic-related emissions.

The session on “Bioethanol - Recognising and using its potential” on January 19th, 2021 from 11.30 a.m. will include the following presentations:

Investigation of fuels for combustion and diesel engines under RDE test conditions with series vehicles 
Anja Singer, Coburg University of Applied Sciences,
opens the session with her presentation on investigation of various fuels for combustion and diesel engines in serially produced vehicles with portable emission measuring devices (PEMS) in on-road tests in accordance with Real Driving Emissions (RDE) legislation. The research results show that alternative fuels for both combustion and diesel engines can have a positive influence on the emissions of the test vehicles studied.

Ageing and mixing behaviour of alcohols in gasoline and diesel
Karin Brendel from OWI, Science for Fuels GmbH
(formerly Öl-Wärme-Institut), will present the results of tests from what is known as the C3-Mobility collaborative project. Tests were conducted within the project on various methanol blends with gasoline and diesel. The aim was to identify potential interactions between the blend components that may occur during storage-related ageing.

Ethanol blended gasoline: Positive effects on emissions and health
Dr. Steffen Mueller, UIC Energy Resources Center in Chicago (USA)
conducts, inter alia, life-cycle analyses on emissions from various biofuels. In his presentation he will address the positive influence of bioethanol blends on emissions in the transport sector.

Conversion of bioethanol to biobutanol - high-quality chemicals and aviation fuel
Dr. Kapil Lokare, founder of Methuselah Holding UG (Berlin) and a consultant for renewable energies,
who has worked inter alia at Humboldt University Berlin, will present his concept for conversion of bioethanol to biobutanol and the diverse range of potential applications.

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