Determining the Oxidation Stability of Biodiesel Produced from High Stability Oils

High stability oils have recently received significant interest because they are healthier oils and have improved commercial frying performance. The increased adoption of the high stability oils will ultimately result in their use as feedstocks for biodiesel production. Several high stability oils, with varying compositions, are commercially available; however, the effect of the feedstock composition on the biodiesel composition and properties is unknown. This project will investigate the effect of oil composition on biodiesel properties, specifically fuel stability. It is hypothesized that a higher oxidation stability of the parent oil will result in improved fuel stability, but no systematic studies have been reported. The long term goal of this work is to develop a multi-investigator team analyzing fuel production and fuel performance/emissions from stationary and onboard engines. This approach would provide a feedstock to tailpipe study of alternative fuels, consistent with the Transportation Research Institute's (TRI) vision.

    Language

    • English

    Project

    • Status: Active
    • Sponsor Organizations:

      University of Kansas, Lawrence

      Transportation Research Institute
      2117 Learned Hall, 1530 W 15th Street
      Lawrence, KS  United States  66045
    • Performing Organizations:

      University of Kansas, Lawrence

      Transportation Research Institute
      2117 Learned Hall, 1530 W 15th Street
      Lawrence, KS  United States  66045
    • Principal Investigators:

      Stagg-Williams, Susan

    • Start Date: 20071000
    • Expected Completion Date: 0
    • Actual Completion Date: 0
    • Source Data: RiP Project 16712

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    Filing Info

    • Accession Number: 01460043
    • Record Type: Research project
    • Source Agency: University of Kansas, Lawrence
    • Files: UTC, RiP
    • Created Date: Jan 3 2013 1:17PM