A note on the potential of CNSL in fuel blends for engines in Brazil

Fernando José Araújo da Silva


CNSL is a by-product of the cashew industry which is the pericarp fluid of the nut. Main producers (India, Nigeria and Brazil) cannot store CNSL as a commodity. The international consumers market is unstable. Thus there is a potential for the use of CNSL in fuel blends in Brazil. Fuel mixtures with 1, 2, 5 and 10% of CNSL may provide savings of in 0.82, 1.63, 4.08 and 8.16%, respectively. However, the blends imply in considerable changes in fuel viscosity and require an investigation on the impacts on engine performance and on part components. A more detailed survey on economical viability should also be addressed due to price variations of CNSL and fuels for the mixtures.

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Revista Tecnologia, Fortaleza - Ceará- Brasil – E-ISSN: 2318-0730

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