Sustainable and clean fuels for heavy-duty vehicles

Päivi Aakko-Saksa, Timo Murtonen, Petri Söderena, Juhani Laurikko, Nils-Olof Nylund

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    Exhaust emissions from heavy-duty diesel vehicles have reduced along with tightening emission regulations. Efficient and clean diesel engines today are supported by high-quality fuels. Furthermore, the exhaust treatment technologies aims to remove the rest of exhaust pollutants. However, it is not sufficient to work only on noxious emissions as focus has al-ready moved to greenhouse gases and decarbonizing the transport sector.
    We show development steps in exhaust emissions achieved by combining modern heavy-duty engine technologies, clean fuels and exhaust treatment technologies. We also discuss multiple options to produce low-carbon fuels for diesel engines using different raw materials and production processes. For example, paraffinic fuels can be produced from natural gas, biogas, vegetable oils, animal fats, and even from cellulosic feedstock and as electro-fuels.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationFuels : conventional and future energy for automobiles
    Subtitle of host publication12th International Colloquium Fuels - Conventional and Future Energy for Automobiles (2019), Ostfildern, Deutschland, 25.06.2019 – 26.06.2019
    EditorsNikolai Schubert
    PublisherTechnische Akademie Esslingen
    Number of pages7
    ISBN (Electronic)978-3-943563-09-2
    Publication statusPublished - Jun 2019
    MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
    Event12th International Colloquium Fuels - Esslingen, Esslingen, Germany
    Duration: 25 Jun 201926 Jun 2019
    Conference number: 12


    Conference12th International Colloquium Fuels
    Abbreviated titleTAE
    Internet address


    • exhaust emissions
    • heavy-duty
    • alternative fuels


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