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Soot-free Diesel from Industrial Waste

3:08 AM MDT | April 26, 2010 | Alex Scott

Michael Boot, a post-graduate researcher at Eindhoven University of Technology (Eindhoven, the Netherlands), has developed a new formulation for diesel, named Cyclox, using industrial waste, which has lower soot emissions from vehicles compared with the use of standard petrochemical diesel.   Cyclox is comprised of standard diesel mixed with cyclohexanone. Cyclohexanone, can be made from lignin, a byproduct produced in large volumes by the paper industry.   The formulation causes the diesel to ignite later than usual, allowing oxygen and fuel to mix...

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