This week's The Economist, cover date May 14-20th, www.economist.com
has a three-page article on bio-fuels, maize ethanol, peanut oil,
rapeseed oil, soya oil, sugar-cane ethanol, and various mixes for sale in
USA, Canada, Germany and Austria.
Some of the blends mentioned: E10, 10% ethanol 90% gasoline; E85,
85% ethanol 15% gasoline, B2 , 2% bio-oil 98% diesel, B5, 5% bio-oil 95%
It mentions that removal of the sulphur from diesel makes it less
slippery, to the detriment of injectors, but the addition of bio-oils
makes it more slippery.
On Wed, 18 May 2005 08:05:50 +0200 Hans Duinhoven <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> In the Netherlands we currently have another negative lobby recently
> started: cruisade against diesel cars. Our country appears one of
> Europe's most polluted areas. "Fine dust" which derives from the smog
> the diesel car's exhaust are contributing a lot to this.
> I must admit when I kick the accelerator a bit to quickly, my Audi
> A6 diesel generates a big smoke from the exhaust. Even when the
> changes to a lower gear when overtaking creates this as well - I
> avoid this always.
> For this issue the usage of LPG maybe the solution. I have seen
> several MG's which have been converted to this fuel running without a
> Bio-diesel is another option.
> Modern diesel cars can be converted to drive in this environmental
> friendly fuel. Stupid thing is, that this stuff is almost not
> (oil company lobby?)
> Smells a bit like the oil used for frying snacks......
> '71 BGT
> Audi A6 Avant 1.9 TDI