Non-road engines conforming to exhaust emission category EU Stage IV are suitable for operation with pure biodiesel, claims new research.
The University of Rostock research relates to EU Stage IV engines for industry and agriculture.
Long-term studies and comparative measurements with fossil diesel fuel show that engine performance and exhaust gas aftertreatment system is unaffected by using pure biodiesel (B100).
According to the University of Rostock’s findings, emission limits and performance parameters can be fully complied with even after 1000 operating hours.
Biodiesel for the research was provided by Association Quality Management Biodiesel (AGQM), and is reflective of the usual quality of biodiesel supplied by AGQM members. The research revealed that the biodiesel had no negative impact on the engine or the exhaust gas aftertreatment.
Germany’s climate protection plan is aiming for a 40% reduction of greenhouse gas emissions from the transport sector by 2030. A 6% reduction in fuel emission is fixed by law for 2020. According to a statement from the University of Rostock, the latest research results demonstrate the potential of biodiesel in the road and non-road sectors to meet these emissions goals.