A feasibility study was sponsored and performed by TMU’s Faculty of Agriculture on the possible uses of bio-diesel fuels in diesel-operated vehicles.
Based on a report by TMU Public Relations Office, in this research plan, heavy diesel-fueled vehicles, rail engines and generators were considered as likely users of this project.
This research project focused on the potential vehicles that can use biodiesel fuel in Iran and its effect on gas emissions, the relevant costs compared with other types of fossil fuels and designing and developing an engine using blended fuel.
Due to the increasing role of energy in the world and unrenewable nature of fossil fuels and their adverse environmental effects, there have been significant studies and investments in the world to find substitute fuels.
Biofuels are among the best solutions found so far, for instance the European Union requires the member states to replace 22% of all vehicles burning fossil fuels with biofuel-consuming vehicles till 2020.
Despite their lower thermal efficiency, biodiesel run vehicles cause less gas emission. The use of internal combustion engines has created numerous problems in the world ranging from global warming to pollution.
This research project elaborates on the significance of biofuels in particular, Iran’s position in this industry in general and concludes with proposals for the production of biofuels based on Iran’s climatic & agricultural conditions and other consumption patterns.