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Tam, Ronald . 2004. Biodiesel Fuel Use in Diesel Engines. 0451 1309P. San Dimas, CA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, San Dimas Technology and Development Center. 4 p.

Biomass-based fuel use began with the invention of the diesel engine in the late 19th century. Biodiesel is an alternative fuel source for diesel engines used in the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Forest Service fleet vehicles. This Tech Tip discusses the history of use, benefits, and disadvantages of biodiesel as an alternative nonpetroleum-based fuel.

Keywords: alternative fuels, biodiesel


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