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Current & Future Automotive Fuels

  • Engineers and technicians in all industries concerned with motor fuel quality improvement.
  • This course provides a thorough understanding of changes brought to motor fuels by evolution in engine technologies.
Learning Objectives
  • Upon completion of the course, participants will be able to:
  • learn about current and future motor fuel characteristics,
  • analyze factors affecting motor fuel quality: end use, regulations and engine technologies,
  • understand issues of air pollution constraints and air quality improvement.
  • No prerequisites for this course.
Ways and means
  • World-class experts from the R&D of IFP Energies nouvelles.

  • Market trends and shares of different gasoline fuels.
  • Design and operation of the alternative engine with spark ignition (gasoline), description of fuel injection systems.
  • Required properties for automotive gasoline. Considering the present and future evolution, the key points are developed as follows:
  • Volatility: vapor pressure and ASTM distillation. Volatility influence on the engine operation.
  • Combustion: decisive factors, nature and incidence of knock, definition and measure of the gasoline octane numbers.
  • Toxicity: benzene, aromatics and olefins content.
  • Corrosiveness and stability: mercaptans.
  • Exhaust gas pollution: gas composition and impact on the environment, pollution reduction.
  • Manufacturing scheme of automotive fuels. Characteristics of petroleum stocks produced in refineries.
  • Market trends, problems due to the important development of Diesel engines.
  • Design and operation of the alternative engine with compression ignition (Diesel).
  • Required properties for Diesel fuel. Considering the present evolution, the following points are particularly developed:
  • Viscosity: impacts on equipment of the injection circuit and on the injection quality.
  • Combustion: auto-ignition delay. Definition and cetane number measurement.
  • Influence of the cetane number on the combustion quality.
  • New regulation (Euro 6): impacts on after-treatment for Diesel engines.
  • Cold flow properties: cloud point and Cold Filtering Plugging Point (CFPP).
  • Pollution by exhaust gases of the Diesel engine: particles, HAP, NOx.
  • Diesel fuel formulation and manufacturing.
  • For each alternate fuel, pro and cons, performances and necessary car modifications are analyzed.
  • Gaseous fuel: Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG-Motor Fuel), Natural Gas Vehicles (NGV) and Dimethyl Ether (DME).
  • Liquid fuels: ethers, Gas-To-Liquids (GTL), Coal-To-Liquids (CTL) and other bases.
  • First generation biofuels: ethanol, ethers (ETBE and MTBE), E10, E85, biodiesel B30, B100.
  • Second generation biofuels: Biomass-to-Liquids (BTL and NExBTL).
  • Emulsions: Diesel-Water Emulsion.
2017 course calendar
Language Dates Location Tuition Register
Oct 03 - 05 Rueil €1,700 Online By email