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Reply #106: Actually, I believe it was peanut oil ... but it was sure as hell BIOdiesel! [View All]

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eppur_se_muova Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-27-07 09:48 PM
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106. Actually, I believe it was peanut oil ... but it was sure as hell BIOdiesel!
(The Diesel engine displayed at the 1900 Paris Exhibition was fueled with peanut oil.)

from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Biodiesel
This engine stood as an example of Diesel's vision because it was powered by peanut oil a biofuel, though not biodiesel, since it was not transesterified. He believed that the utilization of biomass fuel was the real future of his engine. In a 1912 speech Diesel said, "the use of vegetable oils for engine fuels may seem insignificant today but such oils may become, in the course of time, as important as petroleum and the coal-tar products of the present time.".<10>

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