Wine waste, a renewable fuel source?

Renewable energy is a hot topic at present, with the need to make economical, sustainable and reliable fossil fuel alternatives.

There is a large requirement for energy dense liquid fuel that can be used as a diesel replacement in combustion engines. The aim of this project is to make a renewable liquid fuel with char from wine grape residue using a low energy, low cost reaction method. The char produced is mixed with a water liquid medium to create a liquid slurry.

For this project, I used several methods to test the stability and flow properties of the slurry fuel to determine its suitability for engine use. These initial tests have suggested great opportunities, not only a new renewable fuel source but another step in the war on waste.

Theme
Future energy and resources

Booth
FE34

School
Chemical Engineering and Advanced Materials

Exhibitor
Jenny Mary Howie

 

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