Academy develops study for fuel production

Luanda – Students and professors of the Polytecnic Institute of Technology and Science (ISPTEC), assigned to the State Owned Company of Angola (Sonangol), to developing a study to produce fuel based on frying oil, palm oil and other biomass residues.

The study, which has been underway for more than five years, in partnership with experts from Brazilian universities, provides for the installation of a small unit in the ISPTEC laboratories in the next three months.

Speaking to Angop Thursday, Antonio Andre Chivanga, a member of the Executive Committee of the National Fuel Society Academy of Angola, said that the research project aims to make use of frying oils and any kind of biomass residues, which after a chemical composition and mixing with branches of oil results in fuel having equal or better properties than traditional ones.

On the sidelines of the International Oil Conference on Technological, Regulatory and Legal Strategies for the Oil Industry, Antonio Barros said that such a study could result in the production of gasoline, diesel and other derivatives.

“We want with this study to propose a new idea that can leverage and improve the processes of the national oil industry” said Antonio Barros, who is also a teacher.

Palm oil and frying oils, he added, have the potential to be converted into bio-oil, a blend and some adjustments that result in the production of “better quality” fuels that can also contribute to the reduction of greenhouse gases.

Source: Angola Press News Agency

Academy develops study for fuel production

Luanda – Students and professors of the Polytecnic Institute of Technology and Science (ISPTEC), assigned to the State Owned Company of Angola (Sonangol), to developing a study to produce fuel based on frying oil, palm oil and other biomass residues.

The study, which has been underway for more than five years, in partnership with experts from Brazilian universities, provides for the installation of a small unit in the ISPTEC laboratories in the next three months.

Speaking to Angop Thursday, Antonio Andre Chivanga, a member of the Executive Committee of the National Fuel Society Academy of Angola, said that the research project aims to make use of frying oils and any kind of biomass residues, which after a chemical composition and mixing with branches of oil results in fuel having equal or better properties than traditional ones.

On the sidelines of the International Oil Conference on Technological, Regulatory and Legal Strategies for the Oil Industry, Antonio Barros said that such a study could result in the production of gasoline, diesel and other derivatives.

“We want with this study to propose a new idea that can leverage and improve the processes of the national oil industry” said Antonio Barros, who is also a teacher.

Palm oil and frying oils, he added, have the potential to be converted into bio-oil, a blend and some adjustments that result in the production of “better quality” fuels that can also contribute to the reduction of greenhouse gases.

Source: Angola Press News Agency