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Workshop on Advantages of alternative fuels in Slovenia

Author: CIVITAS Support
Posted on: Tuesday, December 12, 2006 - 14:59

The workshop on the topic “Advantages of alternative fuels in Slovenia” was held on May 19, 2006 at the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering (FME) in Maribor under patronage of the Engine Research Laboratory. More then 50 students and experts from faculties and Slovenian companies, related to alternative fuels participated in this workshop, organized as part of the CIVITAS MOBILIS project.

The workshop consisted of two parts. In the first part the Slovenian experts working on bio-diesel gave lectures. In the second part all participants were invited to take part actively in the practical laboratory testing of a bus engine and in the numerical simulation of processes in the tested engine. The lectures were related to the challenges of introduction and usage of bio-diesel in Slovenia as well as to the production of rapeseed and bio-diesel fuel from domestic rapeseed. Then the results of the experimentally tested bus engine as well as of the practical application were presented and discussed. The presented lectures were published in the Proceedings of the workshop. Many questions related to bio-diesel were answered in this workshop.

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