The present paper deals with the study of the combustion of reforming gas in a small size Internal Combustion Engine. Therefore, mathematical models of both reforming process and internal combustion engine were implemented. In particular, steams reforming of glycerol to produce synthesis gas and spark ignition four strokes ICE were studied. The reforming process mathematical model was verified using experimental data. Synthesis gas was used to feed the ICE with different syngas and engine configuration. On the basis of the comparison with the experimental results, it is possible to state that the mathematical model is validated. Engine performance and pollutant emission evaluation was carried out using the integrated mathematical models with reference to the engine running on standard commercial fuel. The results highlight a reduction in engine performance and, at the same time a reduction of pollutant emissions in terms of CO and CO2.
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