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PROCESSING, CHARACTERIZATION, AND PERFORMANCE OF EIGHT FUELS FROM LIPIDS
Published by the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers, St. Joseph, Michigan www.asabe.orgCitation: Applied Engineering in Agriculture. 13(1): 71-79. (doi: 10.13031/2013.21578) @1997
Authors: C. L. Peterson, D. L. Reece, B. L. Hammond, J. Thompson, S. M. Beck
Keywords: Fuels, Vegetable oils, Transesterification
Test quantities of ethyl and methyl esters of four renewable fuels were processed, characterized and
performance tested. Canola, rapeseed, soybean oils, and beef tallow were the feedstocks for the methyl and ethyl esters. A
complete set of fuel properties and a comparison of each fuel in engine performance tests are reported. The study
examines short term engine tests with both methyl and ethyl ester fuels compared to number 2 diesel fuel (D2). Three
engine performance tests were conducted including an engine mapping procedure, an injector coking screening test, and
an engine power study.