Development and Characterization of All-in-OneEthanol Based Diesel Fuel Additive

The main objective of this research project is to obtain an additive helps to increase the cetane number as well
as reducing fuel consumption in diesel engines. In the proposed study, we will perform the characterization of
available petroleum diesel and analyze their properties. The ethanol based additive later will be added in several
different ratios into the diesel fuel to see their effect on fuel properties (CN, lubricity, emission and distillation
T90). As a result, PE Fuels technology will offer clients, a solution that uses denatured ethanol as a base for the
additive, highly concentrated formula that helps engines run cleaner, reducing toxic emissions, increasing miles
per gallon (MPG) and decreasing maintenance costs.

Faculty Supervisor:

Nader Mahinpey


Ramon Arturo Gomez


PE Fuels Solutions


Engineering - chemical / biological


Oil and gas


University of Calgary



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