Comparative evaluation of the performance of a bi-fuel vehicle on biogas and natural gas

T. O. Kukoyi, Edison Muzenda, Charles Mbohwa

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Abstract

This paper assesses the performance of a retrofitted bi-fuel passenger car running on enriched biogas and natural gas with a view to investigating the similarities between both fuels. A sweep test was conducted using a chassis dynamometer which simulated actual driving conditions showed that the vehicle recorded similar maximum power outputs at 55kW and 54kW for natural gas and biogas respectively while similar acceleration times from 0 to 100km/h were also recorded.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages9
Publication statusPublished - 2017
Event2nd International Engineering Conference 2017 - Minna, Nigeria
Duration: Oct 17 2017Oct 19 2017

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Conference2nd International Engineering Conference 2017
Abbreviated titleIEC 2017
CountryNigeria
CityMinna
Period10/17/1710/19/17

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Biogas
Natural gas
Dynamometers
Chassis
Passenger cars

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Kukoyi, T. O., Muzenda, E., & Mbohwa, C. (2017). Comparative evaluation of the performance of a bi-fuel vehicle on biogas and natural gas. Paper presented at 2nd International Engineering Conference 2017, Minna, Nigeria.
Kukoyi, T. O. ; Muzenda, Edison ; Mbohwa, Charles. / Comparative evaluation of the performance of a bi-fuel vehicle on biogas and natural gas. Paper presented at 2nd International Engineering Conference 2017, Minna, Nigeria.9 p.
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2017. Paper presented at 2nd International Engineering Conference 2017, Minna, Nigeria.

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