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A Study on applying the Catfish Biofuel in The Mekong Delta for The Marine Diesel Engine
1 Ho Chi Minh City University of Transport, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
2 Ministry of Information and Communications, Department of Science and Technology, Hanoi, Vietnam
ABSTRACT: The manufacturing of Catfish products has been developed rapidly in the Mekong delta. Every year, about 1.2 million tons of Catfish and 150,000 tons of biofuel are produced. The biofuel B100 manufactures in Mekong delta satisfies the America standard ASTM D6751; EURO EN 14214 or Vietnamese standard TCVN 7717. Mekong delta, a lower land area, has a large inland water way system with around 100.000 river boats that operate with marine diesel engine. Using the biofuel for the marine diesel engine in area will reduce the HC, CO, SOx and NOx emission to the environment. Therefore, with a study on applying the catfish biofuel, it will reduce the climate change by the increasing of sea water level and save energy by using green energy to replace petrol oil.
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Citation note:
Quân P.V., Phuoc H.T.: A Study on applying the Catfish Biofuel in The Mekong Delta for The Marine Diesel Engine. TransNav, the International Journal on Marine Navigation and Safety of Sea Transportation, Vol. 9, No. 4, doi:10.12716/1001.09.04.08, pp. 523-529, 2015

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