Paper presented at the 8th International Conference on Heat Transfer, Fluid Mechanics and Thermodynamics, Mauritius, 11-13 July, 2011.
Over the past years many researchers have been carrying
out studies regarding the use of renewable fuels for internal
combustion engines due the environmental and economic
aspects. These studies have been conducted mainly applying
biodiesel from vegetable oil or animal sources in compression
engines. On the other hand, biodiesel can also be used as fuel
for gas turbine despite scarce amount of work exists on the
literature about this theme. This work reports results of a micro
gas turbine running on biodiesel from vegetable source, blends
of biodiesel-diesel (B50, B70 and B100) and compare such
results with natural gas as fuel. The micro gas turbine was
originally designed to operate with natural gas.