The Palouse of northern Idaho and eastern Washington have developed rapeseed, yellow mustard and canola, which are particularly well adapted alternative crops. This paper explores yellow mustard as a cost effective feedstock for biodiesel. Fuel characterization parameters are being evaluated; and the data that has been collected indicates that yellow mustard oil is consistent with canola and rapeseed concerning its use as a fuel. The on-road vehicle used for testing was a 1999 Cummins-powered Dodge diesel pickup truck. There have not been any operational problems detected and oil analysis results from engine oil samples are normal. The truck averaged 15.23 mpg while pulling a trailer.


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  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 27 p.

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  • Accession Number: 00823248
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Budget Number KLK310,, #N01-25, Final Report
  • Files: UTC, TRIS
  • Created Date: Jan 20 2002 12:00AM