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Title: 'Vegetable' substitutes for diesel fuel

Research programs in the US, Brazil, South Africa and the Philippines on efforts to find a vegetable oil substitute for diesel fuel are reported. A narrowing price gap with diesel fuel and a favourable energy balance improve the prospects for such fuels. Much of the current work is centered on blends, rather than the use of the pure oil.
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
5204591
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Chem. Week; (United States); Journal Volume: 129:4
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
09 BIOMASS FUELS; DIESEL FUELS; FUEL SUBSTITUTION; FUEL OILS; RESEARCH PROGRAMS; OILS; BRAZIL; COCONUTS; ENERGY BALANCE; PHILIPPINES; SOUTH AFRICA; SOYBEANS; SUNFLOWERS; USA; VEGETABLES; AFRICA; ASIA; DEVELOPING COUNTRIES; FOOD; FRUITS; FUELS; ISLANDS; LATIN AMERICA; LIQUID FUELS; NORTH AMERICA; ORGANIC COMPOUNDS; OTHER ORGANIC COMPOUNDS; PETROLEUM PRODUCTS; PLANTS; SOUTH AMERICA 140504* -- Solar Energy Conversion-- Biomass Production & Conversion-- (-1989)