An Experimental Study on the Use of Pyrolysis Oil in Diesel Engines for CHP Applications

B. Van De Beld, E. Holle & J. Florijn
The EC has set a target to increase the share of combined heat and power (CHP) in the European energy supply. The fuelling of pyrolysis oil in conventional diesel engines is challenging, but it could be an interesting option for CHP­units in the capacity range of 50 – 1,000 kWe. This application has been studied experimentally using a small, 1­cylinder test engine. Main modification of the engine concerns the fuel injection system, which has been...