Agricultural Engineering, Volume 44, Number 2

BIODYSEL AS THE ALTERNATIVE FUEL FOR MARINE TRANSPORT

Vytautas Smailys, Kristina Bereisiene, Vygintas Dauksys
Klaipeda University

Abstract

In the article is analyzing the possibilities and problems related with usage of biofuels, derived from renewable raw materials - vegetable oil and animal, in the maritime transport sector. It is shown that in the ship diesels can be used unprocessed vegetable oils and esterified plant and animal fatty acid products (biodiesel) without any major technical problems. Development of biofuel usage in maritime transport is mainly restricted by 20-50% higher price than oil fuel and absence of biofuels supply and bunkering infrastructure in the ports.
This article will be carried out within the scientific researches under Baltic Sea Region Programme 2007-2013 project “Baltic Sea cooperation for reducing ship and port emissions through knowledge and innovation-based competitiveness ”(#051, BSRInnoShip).

Keyword(s): Biofuel, marine transport, possibilities and problems of biofuel usage.


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Agricultural Engineering ISSN 1392-1134 / eISSN 2345-0371

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