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Vegetable Oils As Fuel

This film, from Twig World, looks at the processes involved in using vegetable oil as a biofuel and whether it could become a viable alternative to fossil fuels.

The key points made in the film are:

•Vegetable oil is made of long chains of carbon atoms similar to diesel oil or gasoline.
•Vegetable oil is very thick and viscose and damages engines.
•A solution is to switch between diesel and vegetable oil during a journey.
•Experiments to find an efficient renewable fuel using vegetable oil continue.

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