Performance of engines of industrial and agricultural machinery (emission standard EU TIER IV) operated on Biodiesel (B100)
The use of Biodiesel (B100) is of particularly high ecological and economical interest when agricultural machinery is operated. An obstacle is the lacking approval of manufacturers of engines of emission standard EU TIER IV. Therefore, the University of Rostock – supported by industrial and agricultural engine manufacturer DEUTZ AG, Cologne – investigates the performance of Biodiesel in modern engine systems. The main objective of the project is the investigation of the effects of B100 to the exhaust gas aftertreatment systems. In this context it is an important aspect if and to which extent such systems are deactivated by trace elements such as P, K, Na and Ca which are contained in the fuels.