Combustion of Methanol Blended with a Fuel Additive in a CI Engine

Rasmus F. Cordtz*, Thomas B. Thomsen, Mads C. Jespersen, Jesper Schramm

*Corresponding author for this work

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The transition to CO2-neutral propulsion in the maritime sector involves the phasing out of fossil fuels. Methanol is a suitable “green fuel” candidate, but its hampered autoignition properties place new demands on Compression Ignition (CI) engines. A versatile research engine located at the Technical University of Denmark (DTU) is used to study the properties of methanol combustion in a compression ignition engine that is equipped with a normal compression ratio. An ignition promoter (alcohol-fuel additive) is used to ease the autoignition and to maintain the mono-fuel configuration.
Original languageEnglish
JournalMtz Worldwide
Issue number11
Pages (from-to)54-59
Publication statusPublished - 2021


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