Development of specifications for ethyl levulinate fuel derived from biomass and intended for use in stationary boiler, water heater, and furnace applications.
Biofuel; Burner; Furnace
Ethyl levulinate is a low-greenhouse-gas liquid biofuel derived from cellulosic waste products. It has extremely good cold flow properties which makes it a strong candidate for use particularly in Northern Climate Zones. For over 20 years lab and field tests have been done with this fuel. This work has been most active over the past 5 years. There is currently active work underway to develop the first commercial production plant. A standard for the commercial specifications of this fuel is needed to support planning, financing, and approval processes related to the current state of this initiative.
The title and scope are in draft form and are under development within this ASTM Committee.
Developed by Subcommittee: D02.E0
Staff Manager: Alyson Fick
Date Initiated: 06-25-2022
Technical Contact: Thomas Butcher