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      Vegetable Oil Fuel is a biofuel made from plant fats.

      Straight Vegetable Oil (SVO) is an unused, new oil, that is used alone or blended as a fuel in some converted diesel-engine vehicles.

      Waste Vegetable Oil (WVO) is a reused oil that is discarded from a restaurant or other industry; filtered, it could be used like Straight Vegetable Oils (SVO) in a diesel vehicle.

      Biodiesel is a non-petroleum fuel made from vegetable oils or animal fats, which can be used, alone or blended, in unconverted diesel-engine vehicles.

      Background Information

    • Pros and Cons of Vegetable Oil as Fuel [View Resource]
    • Vegetable Oil—The New Fuel? [View Resource]
    • Vegetable-Oil Engine Video [View Resource]
    • Straight Vegetable Oil as a Diesel Fuel? [View Resource]
    • Vegetable oil fuel - Wikipedia [View Resource]
    • Food vs. fuel [View Resource]
    • Vegetable oil economy [View Resource]
    • Historical perspectives on vegetable oil-based diesel fuels [View Resource]
    • Vegetable Oil Motoring - Frequently Asked Questions [View Resource]

      K-12 Experiments, Labs, Lesson Plans and Science Fair Projects

    • Which Vegetable Oil Biodiesel is an Effective Substitute for Diesel Fuel? [View Experiment]
    • Biofuel & Biomass Energy Science Fair Projects and Experiments [View Experiment]
    • Biodiesel Science Fair Projects and Experiments [View Experiment]
    • Which Fuel Source Has More Heat Energy? [View Experiment]
    • Solubility and the Percent of Oil in Peanuts [View Experiment]
    • The Biofuel Project: Creating Biodiesel (9-12)[View Experiment]
    • Burning Biofuels: Comparing Nonrenewable and Renewable Fuels [View Experiment]
    • Make Biodiesel - Instructions for Making Biodiesel from Vegetable Oil [View Experiment]
    • Make an Emergency Light with Vegetable Oil and a Paper Towel Science Experiment [View Experiment]
    • Food or Fuel? Lesson Plan and Lab [View Experiment]

      College Experiments, Labs, Studies and Articles

    • Using Unmodified Vegetable Oils as a Diesel Fuel Extender - A Literature Review [View Experiment]
    • How Green is your Fuel? Creation and comparison of automotive biofuels [View Experiment]
    • The Effects of Supercharging on the Performance and Exhaust Gas Emissions of a Dual-Fuel Engine Fueled with Producer Gas-Diesel and Palm Oil Blends [View Experiment]
    • Vehicles Powered on Waste: Producing Biodiesel from Used Vegetable Oil [View Experiment]
    • Biodiesel fuel production from waste canola cooking oil as sustainable energy and environmental recycling process [View Experiment]
    • Biodiesel Synthesis Lab [View Experiment]
    • Energy content of fuels [View Experiment]
    • Production of Biodiesel from Jatropha Oil (Jatropha curcas) in Pilot Plant [View Experiment]

      Theses and Dissertations

    • Production of biodiesel from waste cooking oil and RBD Palm oil using batch transesterification process [View Thesis]
    • Synthesis of biodiesel from palm oil and sea mango oil using sulfated zirconia catalyst [View Thesis]
    • Experimental analysis of vegetable oil blends in a compression ignition (CI) engine [View Thesis]


    • 1895: Rudolf Diesel - "Method of and apparatus for converting heat into work" (US Patent 542846, 1895) [View Patent]
    • Method for producing vegetable oil fuel (US Patent 7497939, 2009) [View Patent]
    • Method and equipment of refining plant oil and waste vegetable oil into Diesel engine fuel (US Patent 6364917, 2002) [View Patent]
    • System for blending and storing petroleum based fuel and vegetable oil (US Patent 7850747, 2010) [View Patent]

      See Also

    • Make Your Own Biodiesel [View Experiment]
    • Biofuel [View Experiment]
    • Biomass, Biofuel, and Vegetable Oil Fuel Pros & Cons [View Experiment]

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