An evaluation study of E-diesel is presented. Results of side-by-side in-field tests conducted on combines and tractors running on E-diesel containing 10% ethanol shows a 3 to 5% increase in fuel usage that can be attributed directly to a 4% drop in fuel energy content. Calculations indicate that the drop in power causes a timeliness penalty of less than 1%. The results of the analysis of oil samples taken from vehicles shows no abnormal wear.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||2|
|Journal||Resource: Engineering and Technology for Sustainable World|
|State||Published - Apr 2003|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Agricultural and Biological Sciences (miscellaneous)