Rudolf Diesel

Vegetable Oil as a Fuel

Rudolf Diesel invented the diesel engine in the late 1800's. When he exhibited his engine at the Paris World’s fair, it was with peanut oil as the fuel. He envisioned his engine as being able to run on multiple fuels, including vegetable oil.

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The Case for Conversion

Yes, vegetable oil absolutely burns in diesel engines. Study after study finds no short-term effects from adding up to 50% vegetable oil to diesel fuel. The long-term studies, however, indicate shortened engine life, mostly to carbon buildup in the engine.

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Water Washing WVO with Baking Soda

Water Washing WVO with Baking Soda

Tim has been adding baking soda to his water wash for years to reclaim his nastiest most rancid oils.

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The Frybrid Still

The Frybrid Still was designed as a simple way to clean WVO. Frybrid has gone out of business, but the design still lingers.

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The Dieselcraft Centrifuge

The Dieselcraft Centrifuge is a brand name for a pressure driven cenytrifuge. This article showcases two centrifuge designs.

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