High concentration ethanol-diesel blends for compression-ignition engines

P. Meiring, A. C. Hansen, A. P. Vosloo, P. W.L. Lyne

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A fuel blend containing 30 percent ethanol, diesel fuel and additives was tested in a diesel tractor to determine its effect on engine performance and durability. Uprating the delivery of the fuel injection pump was found to be a practical method of restoring the 11 percent power reduction caused by the lower heat content of the blend. Operation of the tractor under on-farm conditions for alternate 100 hour periods totalling 2000 hours on diesel fuel and on the blend revealed no noticeable deterioration in engine condition related to the blend.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalSAE Technical Papers
StatePublished - 1983
Externally publishedYes
EventInternational Off-Highway Meeting and Exposition - Milwaukee, WI, United States
Duration: Sep 12 1983Sep 15 1983

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Automotive Engineering
  • Safety, Risk, Reliability and Quality
  • Pollution
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering


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