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8234. Peterson, C.L., D.L. Auld, and R.A. Korus. 1988. Use of vegetable oil as a fuel in time of emergency.. ID Agr. Expt. Sta. Misc. Series No. 111.
Vegetable oil can be used as a substitute for diesel in emergencies. Engine damage and poor performance are possible consequences, though. Descriptions of the potential problems are included. Transesterification makes the vegetable oils more similar in viscosity to diesel, an important step. The brochure details on-farm ester production with rapeseed oil.

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