Emission performance of paraffinic HVO diesel fuel in heavy duty vehicles

Kimmo Erkkilä, Nils-Olof Nylund, Tuomo Hulkkonen, Aki Tilli, Seppo Mikkonen, Pirjo Saikkonen, Reijo Mäkinen, Arno Amberla

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    Abstract

    When switching from regular diesel fuel (sulfur free) to paraffinic hydrotreated vegetable oil (HVO), the changes in fuel chemistry and physical properties will affect emission characteristics in a very positive way. The effects also depend on the technology, after-treatment and sophistication of the engine. To determine the real effects in the case of city buses, 17 typical buses, representing emission classes from Euro II to EEV, were measured with HVO, regular diesel and several blended fuels. The average reduction was 10% for nitrogen oxides (NOx) and 30% for particulate matter (PM). Also some engine tests were performed to demonstrate the potential for additional performance benefits when fuel injection timing was optimized for HVO.
    Original languageEnglish
    JournalSAE Technical Paper Series
    Issue number2011-01-1966
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2011
    MoE publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed

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    Vegetable oils
    Fuel oils
    Diesel fuels
    Engines
    Fuel injection
    Nitrogen oxides
    Sulfur
    Physical properties

    Keywords

    • Paraffinic renewable diesel
    • emission performance

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    Erkkilä, K., Nylund, N-O., Hulkkonen, T., Tilli, A., Mikkonen, S., Saikkonen, P., ... Amberla, A. (2011). Emission performance of paraffinic HVO diesel fuel in heavy duty vehicles. SAE Technical Paper Series, (2011-01-1966). https://doi.org/10.4271/2011-01-1966
    Erkkilä, Kimmo ; Nylund, Nils-Olof ; Hulkkonen, Tuomo ; Tilli, Aki ; Mikkonen, Seppo ; Saikkonen, Pirjo ; Mäkinen, Reijo ; Amberla, Arno. / Emission performance of paraffinic HVO diesel fuel in heavy duty vehicles. In: SAE Technical Paper Series. 2011 ; No. 2011-01-1966.
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    Emission performance of paraffinic HVO diesel fuel in heavy duty vehicles. / Erkkilä, Kimmo; Nylund, Nils-Olof; Hulkkonen, Tuomo; Tilli, Aki; Mikkonen, Seppo; Saikkonen, Pirjo; Mäkinen, Reijo; Amberla, Arno.

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