Bio-Oil / Diesel Mixture Fuels

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The vapors that come off can be sent into another drum, submerged in cool water for condensation to occur.

Bio-oil is is produced in the pyrolysis of biomass. It is a highly viscous, acidic fluid and has high water content, making it unsuitable for use in current diesel internal combustion engines. Upgrading is possible but tedious. Alternatively, bio-oil can simply be mixed with bio-diesel in an emulsion. This appears to dramatically improve some of the qualities and make the resulting fuel much more like bio-diesel than crude bio-oil. This was developed by Canada's Ministry of Natural Resources (link and patent below).

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