energy crops

Carrie Schneider carries at nrel.gov
Mon Aug 24 09:53:06 EST 1992


	Pure vegetable oil has been without modification as a replacement
for diesel fuels, but there are a number of problems with it, including
high viscosity , and a tendency to gum up the engine. As a result, veg
oils are better transesterified to turn them into fatty acid alcohols first.
For a summary of this , see J. of American Oil CHemists Society 60:1557 and
onwards.
Carrie Schneider



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