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Development of an ethanol grill

Grant number: 16/15513-1
Support Opportunities:Research Grants - Innovative Research in Small Business - PIPE
Duration: June 01, 2017 - November 30, 2017
Field of knowledge:Engineering - Mechanical Engineering - Thermal Engineering
Principal Investigator:Bruno Bocchi
Grantee:Bruno Bocchi
Host Company:Rossa Inovação em Produtos Eireli
City: São Paulo
Associated scholarship(s):17/11827-4 - Development of an ethanol grill, BP.PIPE


Nowadays, there are few applications of renewable fuels in burners, despite representing a large share of primary energy consumption. Ethanol presents as an alternative with great potential of non-renewable fuels substitution in burners in Brazil. Facing this potential, a study with possible applications of ethanol burners, with output power lower than 50 kW, was carried out, considering environmental, economic and technological aspects. Grill was chosen as the most feasible application. Once radiant heat transfer is needed, infrared porous burner were selected. A porous burner with low cost components was constructed by the main researcher at his Master Degree showing an initial technical and commercial feasibility. The main solved problem was fuel dripping due to high ethanol latent heat of vaporization. It is expected in this project to provide solutions to technical challenges of this initial prototype, building a minimum viable product, capable of being assessed by customers. (AU)

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