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.
Future energy and resources
Chemical Engineering and Advanced Materials
Jenny Mary Howie