Much of the research on VO fuel is not available to the general public.
Most is difficult to even find unless you are a member of a group that has access to an indexed archive of technical papers. Subscriptions to these groups can cost several hundre dollars a year and there is no single group which has an archive that contains all of the pertinent "papers".
If one DOES join such a group one agrees to not dissminate the papers available to the general public. Abrogating this agreement usualy results in termination of the membership and denial of subsequent requests to rejoin.
Therfore I cannot post all of the technical literature at my disposal. If a paper is already available to the public I will ink to it however. And if anyone has access to research papers on VO fuel I request that they post links to them in this discussion. I do not beleive that I can be held liable for any links to information posted elsewhere which I simply link to.
In some cases the summarys of research papers are available to the public but the full text is copyrighted. If you are interested in the full text to any research paper for which only a summarry is provided please contact me via email and I will attempt to legally provide you with that.
In some cases a link to a paper will become dead due to a liability issue being brought to the attention of hte sponsoring website. If you discover any "dead links" in this discussion please contact me by email and I will attempt to find a currently live link to the material.
I will begin by simply linking to all the currently publically available information from other web sites. As time allows I will index them.
Triglycerides-based diesel fuel Research paper examining mainly biodiesel lists compositions of a number of different plant oils
Research paper investigating the relationship between veg oil viscosity/temperature
Research paper investigating emissions from burning vegetable oil in diesel engines(long download time)
Above reformatted as html - much quicker download
Japanese research paper looking into running unheated oil in diesel engines
Irish research paper looking at different grades of unheated rapeseed oil in diesel engines
Detailed report from European SVO research project by Advanced Combustion Research for Energy from Vegetable Oils (ACREVO).
"Waste Vegetable Oil as a Diesel Replacement Fuel" by Phillip Calais,
Environmental Science, Murdoch University, Perth, Australia, and A.R.
(Tony) Clark, Western Australian Renewable Fuels Association Inc.
University of Orleans ‘Using sunflower oil as a Diesel fuel in a DI engine’ – Insulating the piston to reduce deposit formation
German study of running Tdi engines on vegetable oil.
"Renewable Oil Fuels and Engines as Components of Sustainable System Design" by Ed Beggs
"Palm Oil as a Fuel for Agricultural Diesel Engines: Comparative Testing against Diesel Oil" by Gumpon Prateepchaikul and Teerawat Apichato
"Unmodified Vegetable Oil as an Automotive Fuel" Report examining SVO. Written at the request of the European Commission
"AUTOMOTIVE SVO CONVERSION" Report on academic project -
" The primary motivation for this project is to explore the use of Straight Vegetable Oil (SVO) as an alternative fuel source for compression combustion engines"
UK Presentation on Algea oil production
Report of emissions from tractors on diesel and when modified on diesel and PPO
MAN B&W Report on running large diesel engines on rapeseed, palm, used cooking oil and fish oils. Interesting Data
Report on 150 Hours Tests of Engines on Palm Oil
The Use Of Palm Oil for Electricity Generation in the Amazon Region
The effect of coconut oil and diesel fuel blends on diesel engine performance and exhaust emissions
Utilization of alternative fuels in diesel engines