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Vegetable-Based Fuel History by Mr. T. Hahn. Dr. Rudolph Diesel developed a unique engine in 1895 This engine was designed to operate This engine was.

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1 Vegetable-Based Fuel History by Mr. T. Hahn

2 Dr. Rudolph Diesel developed a unique engine in 1895 This engine was designed to operate This engine was designed to operate on peanut oil or other vegetablebased on peanut oil or other vegetablebased fuels fuels Dr. Diesel demonstrated his engine at Dr. Diesel demonstrated his engine at the 1900 World Exhibition the 1900 World Exhibition

3 Dr. Diesel mysteriously died in 1913 After his death, Diesel’s engine was adapted to use a by-product of the gasoline refining process. The petroleum industry called it diesel fuel.

4 March 18th- Biodiesel Action Day The use of vegetable oils as engine fuels may seem The use of vegetable oils as engine fuels may seem insignificant today but the such oils may become, in insignificant today but the such oils may become, in the course of time, as important as petroleum and the the course of time, as important as petroleum and the coal tar products of the present time. coal tar products of the present time. -Rudolph Diesel, Rudolph Diesel, 1912

5 What is SVO? SVO is an abbreviation for Straight Vegetable Oil and simply means: vegetable Oil SVO is an abbreviation for Straight Vegetable Oil and simply means: vegetable Oil Soybean oil, corn oil, canola (an edible variety of rapeseed) oil, cottonseed oil, mustard oil, palm oil, sunflower oil, linseed oil, Jatropha oil, etc. Soybean oil, corn oil, canola (an edible variety of rapeseed) oil, cottonseed oil, mustard oil, palm oil, sunflower oil, linseed oil, Jatropha oil, etc. Restaurant waste oils such as frying oils Restaurant waste oils such as frying oils Animal fats such as beef tallow or pork lard Animal fats such as beef tallow or pork lard Trap grease (from restaurant grease traps), float grease (from waste water treatment plants), etc. Trap grease (from restaurant grease traps), float grease (from waste water treatment plants), etc.

6 What is Biodiesel? Biodiesel is a liquid fuel, technically known as a mono alkyl ester, made from fats or oils and alcohols Biodiesel is a liquid fuel, technically known as a mono alkyl ester, made from fats or oils and alcohols Made from Vegetable oil and methoxide (combination of methanol and sodium chloride) Made from Vegetable oil and methoxide (combination of methanol and sodium chloride)

7 Lab work Chemicals in lab Methanol and Lye (sodium chloride) Very dangerous do not handle Oil (Safe to handle)

8 Mixture of oil and methoxide Keep lid on do not smell or get on your skin After shaking for several minute set down and watch for chenge Record what you see or do not see


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