Supported by the UK Government and the Technology Strategy Board in collaboration with Jaguar Cars, this work looks at new "next generation" bio-fuels for diesel cars. The project has a total budget £2.12 million and is supported by a range of industrial partners.
The technical approach of this project is based on the vision of the demand for diesel engines and of the capabilities of bio-diesel production within the next 2 decades and beyond.
While the next generation of cellulosic biomass-derived fuels will make an increasing impact, the first generation family of fatty acid esters will continue to be a major source of biofuel components. At the same time, the variety of fuel properties will become even wider as the decentralized production of biofuels continues to grow.
Partners for this project include, Jaguar/Land Rover, Green Fuels, Johnson Matthey and Shell.