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Soybean Derived Fuel Liquids As Additives For Middle Distillate Transportation Fuels

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Biodiesel liquids are increasingly being used as blending stocks with middle distillate ground transportation fuels or as a fuel itself. However, an upper limit of 20% biodiesel is common for a soy derived biodiesel blending stock with petroleum diesel fuels. It is important for operational consideration to look at the many problems this could present. Among the more important considerations are storage stability, filterability, temperature ranges, fuel compatibility, oxidative stability, and induced instability reactions. We compare the soy methyl esters to the untreated soy cooking oil for compatibility with petroleum fuels.
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