Production Resources for dimethyl furan and its application in internal combustion engine
- Country : Vietnam
- Subject : Transport
Diminishing fossil fuel resources and growing concerns about global warming indicate that sustainable sources of energy are needed in the near future. Renewable biomass resources have the potential to serve as a sustainable supply of fuels and chemical intermediates. Hydroxymethylfural, HMF is an aldehyde and a furan compound formed during the thermal decomposition of sugars and carbohydrates. It can be produced from renewable biomass resources. HMF's derivative, 2,5-Dimethylfuran (DMF), has been identified as a biofuel with great potential. DMF is considered as an octane improver for gasoline. As an alternative biofuel, DMF exhibits a number of attractive properties such as higher boiling point, higher octane number, which will allow for the use of high engine compression ratios for improved fuel economy. Moreover, DMF is stable in storage and insoluble in water. Hence, it will not get contaminated through water absorption from the atmosphere. The paper presents the manufacturing methods from cellulose and review the using DMF as alternative fuel in internal combustion engine (ICE). The results will orientate to use DMF for ICE in order to reduce fuel consumption and emission.