PRACTICAL EXPERIENCES WITH RAPE-SEED OIL ESTER AS FUEL FOR TRACTORS
Systematic tests under lab conditions have shown that vegetable oils are well suited to use as a fuel for direct injection diesel after being transesterified to methylester or ethylester. Once it has been industrially estered, the vegetable (e.g. rape seed) oil can be transported and stored in ordinary containers with no special precautions relating to safety or materials. The performance in operation of a tractor on which experiments were carried out, also proved to be good. The approximately 10% loss of performance capacity due to the lower energy content of the ester by comparison with diesel fuel was cancelled out when the injection pump was adjusted to admit more fuel.
- Presented at the 42nd International Meeting on Agricultural Technology, Neu-Ulm, West Germany, 25 October 1984.
- Vellguth, G
- Publication Date: 1984
- Pagination: p. 67-70
- TRT Terms: Alternate fuels; Alternatives analysis; Diesel fuels; Truck tractors; Vegetable oils; Vehicle performance
- Subject Areas: Geotechnology; Highways; Maintenance and Preservation; Materials; Vehicles and Equipment; I61: Equipment and Maintenance Methods;
- Accession Number: 00457414
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: Energy Research Abstracts
- Report/Paper Numbers: CONF-8410367
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Aug 27 2004 9:52PM