04 December 2007 09:28 [Source: ICIS news]
SINGAPORE (ICIS news)--A biodiesel testing project carried out in Singapore has shown possible particle emissions reductions of 95-99% compared with ordinary diesel cars, the Economic Development Board (EDB) said on Tuesday.
In the recently concluded second phase, the cars were shown to consume an average of 33% less fuel than conventional petrol engines and to emit 25% less carbon dioxide (CO2), while providing 50% more torque and higher driving performance, it added.
“This technology enables an emission reduction of approximately 90% compared to the old diesel cars currently running in ?xml:namespace>
“If modern diesel cars were introduced in
The project - spearheaded by
New blends of 5% palm oil methyl ester (POME)-based biodiesel were also tested in the project, to investigate the efficiency of its use in modern diesel-engine cares in a tropical climate like
Testing was carried out in three phases - the first involved testing in a laboratory in
Thirteen DPF-fitted cars were imported from
Phase one testing showed the cars to comply with both Euro IV emissions standards and the more stringent Euro V emission levels, the EDB said.
Another partner in the project Nexsol recently announced the commissioning of a 100,000 tonne/year biodiesel facility on Jurong island,
Besides Robert Bosch, Nexsol and the EDB, other partners involved in the project include the National Environment Agency, DaimlerChrysler, DieselTech, Kuok Oils & Grains, Shell Eastern Petroleum and the Volkswagen Group.
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