Fuel Quality Analysis for Biogas Utilization in Heavy Duty Dual Fuel Engines
Conference poster, 2012

The perspective of using gas form biomass gasification as fuel for dual fuel (DF) engines, without refine it all the way to synthetic natural gas (SNG) has been investigated. The initial gas from gasification contains of a blend of various components which are not commonly present in natural gas (NG). The operability of these components in a heavy duty DF engine has been assessed and compared to those of NG. Three parameters have been used to define the quality of the fuel: Lower Heating Value (LHV), Methane Number (MN) and Lower Flammability Limit (LFL).

Keywords: Dual Fuel engine

Methane Number

Fuel Quality

Biomass Gasification

Synthetic Natural Gas


Alberto Alamia

Chalmers, Energy and Environment, Energy Technology

Henrik Thunman

Chalmers, Energy and Environment, Energy Technology

Ingemar Magnusson

World BioEnergy 2012 - conference in Jönköping , May 2012


Driving Forces

Sustainable development

Subject Categories

Energy Engineering

Vehicle Engineering

Areas of Advance


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