Assessment of M15 Fuel on BS IV 2 and 3-Wheeler Paper No.: 2023-GI-02 Section Research Papers


Mohammad I Jamadar
Sandeep D Rairikar
Shailesh B. Sonawane
Prasanna S. Sutar
Debjyoti Bandyopadhyay
Dr. S S Thipse


Across the world, methanol is evolving as a clean, sustainable transportation fuel for the future. Methanol fuel is an alternative biofuel for internal combustion and other engines, either in combination with gasoline or independently. Methanol's high octane and oxygen content produces a cleaner burning gasoline which significantly reduces vehicle exhaust emissions. A lower boiling temperature for better fuel vaporization in cold engines, the highest H-C ratio for a lower carbon intensity fuel, and no Sulphur contamination which improves catalytic converter operation. In the paper, a study is carried out for the blend of 15% methanol (M15) with Gasoline on BS-IV vehicles and a comparison is done for the tailpipe emissions. A gap analysis of vehicles with E0 and M15 fuel is done with baseline emission testing along with full throttle performance of the vehicle to check the effect of oxygenated fuel (M15). The main purpose of this study is to analyze the impact of M-15 fuel on 2 and 3-wheeler vehicles in the as-is condition without any engine tuning and retaining the base gasoline (E0) settings.

Keywords: M15 fuel, methanol, BS IV, blended fuel, tailpipe emission, hygroscopic, 2 and 3-wheelers, mass emission, fuel economy, NOx


Author Biography

Mohammad I Jamadar, Engine Development Laboratory, The Automotive Research Association of India, Pune - Maharashtra

Corresponding Author: Mohammad I Jamadhar, Deputy General Manager, Engine Development Laboratory, The Automotive Research Association of India, Survey No. 102, Vetal Hill, off Paud Road, Kothrud, Pune - 411 038

How to Cite
Mohammad I Jamadar, Sandeep D Rairikar, Shailesh B. Sonawane, Prasanna S. Sutar, Debjyoti Bandyopadhyay, & Dr. S S Thipse. (2023). Assessment of M15 Fuel on BS IV 2 and 3-Wheeler: Paper No.: 2023-GI-02. ARAI Journal of Mobility Technology, 3(3), 647–657.


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