Country

Canada

Date

10/01/2013

Entity

National Research Council

Product

Oils seeds / Catalytic process

Category

R&D

Summary

Results from NRC's 100% biofuel flight reveal reduction in emissions


Results from the world's first flight powered by 100 percent biofuel that met petroleum fuel specifications without blending were released by the National Research Council of Canada (NRC).
Information collected in-flight on October 29, 2012 and analyzed by a team of National Research Council experts revealed a 50 percent reduction in aerosol emissions when using ReadiJet® biofuel compared to conventional fuel. Additional tests from the static  engine show a significant reduction in particles (up to 25 percent) and in black carbon emissions (up to 49 percent) compared to conventional fuel. These tests also show comparable engine performance, but an improvement of 1.5 percent in specific fuel consumption during the steady state operations.

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