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Title: Rapeseed and safflower oils as diesel fuels

During the past decade the US has become increasingly dependent upon imported oil to meet our energy demands. Nearly 50 percent of our US consumption of petroleum is imported. Research has shown that agricultural crops can be used to reduce this dependence. Vegetable oil as an alternative fuel has been under study at the Univ. of Idaho since 1979. Since then the Idaho research team has pioneered the use of rapeseed oil as a diesel fuel substitute. Idaho`s interdisciplinary team includes plant breeding, plant modification, process development and scale-up, engine testing, and economics. Researchers in Montana have studied safflower oil as a potential diesel fuel replacement since 1983. This project, aimed for use of safflower oil in railroad engines, involves genetics, agronomics, economics and contract engine testing.
Authors:
 [1] ;  [2] ;  [3]
  1. Univ. of Idaho, Moscow, ID (United States)
  2. Montana Bioenergy Programs, Helena, MT (United States)
  3. Alaska Regional Bioenergy Program, Seattle, WA (United States)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
140207
Report Number(s):
NREL/CP-200-5768-Vol.2; CONF-9308106-Vol.2
ON: DE94000435; TRN: 93:003832-0011
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: 1. biomass conference of the Americas: energy, environment, agriculture, and industry, Burlington, VT (United States), 30 Aug - 2 Sep 1993; Other Information: PBD: [1993]; Related Information: Is Part Of First Biomass Conference of the Americas: Energy, environment, agriculture, and industry; Proceedings, Volume 2; PB: 711 p.
Research Org:
National Renewable Energy Lab., Golden, CO (United States)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
09 BIOMASS FUELS; 33 ADVANCED PROPULSION SYSTEMS; VEGETABLE OILS; FUEL SUBSTITUTION; DIESEL ENGINES; DIESEL FUELS; PETROLEUM; BIOMASS PLANTATIONS; PLANT BREEDING; TESTING; ECONOMICS; GENETICS; LOCOMOTIVES; RENEWABLE ENERGY SOURCES; LIQUID FUELS