Sustainable and clean fuels for heavy-duty vehicles

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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
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  • exhaust emissions
  • heavy-duty
  • alternative fuels

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