Michael Boot, employed in the researchgroup Multiphase & Reactive Flows, focusses on research on clean combustion concepts and clean fuels. As TU/e Fellow in the area of 'Designer Fuels' he attempts, by detailed analyses of the desired combustion behavior, to develop the desired, sustainable fuel.
Michael has a lot of experience with this reverse engineering way of developing new fuels. As co-founder of the start-up Progression Industry BV, he is heavily involved in the development of the biobased 'designer fuel' CyclOx®. There is a lot of interest in this patented fuel from shipping and racing. Figures 1-6 below, give some visual explanation.
Figure 2. Production process of CyclOx from biomass (part 2) (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B-rUEZnZu0I)
Figure 3. Production process of CyclOx from biomass (part 1) (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B-rUEZnZu0I)
Figure 5. Working principle of CyclOx combustion in gasoline engines (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B2rcaGEAv0o)