Investigations of Compatibility of ETBE Gasoline with Current Gasoline Vehicles II 2007-01-2039
JCAPII gasoline workgroup reported vehicle emission study to comprehend the impact of ETBE blending. In previous study, we focused on the compatibility of ETBE blended gasoline with Japanese current gasoline vehicles in-use. Based on recent discussion with ETBE 8% blended gasoline into the market, more information becomes necessary. In this second report, we studied to comprehend the actual emission impact using realistic model fuels using several base stocks. Fuel properties of T50, T90 and aromatic compound content were selected through discussions. Specifications were changed within the range of the market. Both ETBE 0% and 8% were combined for these fuel matrixes. In total, eight fuels and two reference fuels were tested. Two J-ULEV vehicles (one MPI, and a stoichiometric-SIDI) were procured as representatives. We discussed quantitative and qualitative impact toward emissions. Data regarding CO2 and fuel economy change were also reported.
TonenGeneral Sekiyu K.K., Honda R&D Co. Ltd, Petroleum Energy Center, Japan Energy Corporation, Showa Shell Sekiyu K.K., Nippon Oil Corporation, Nissan Motor Co.,Ltd., Fuji Heavy Industries, Toyota Motor Corporation, Japan Automobile Research Institute
JSAE/SAE International Fuels & Lubricants Meeting
SAE 2007 Transactions Journal of Fuels and Lubricants-V116-4