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   Biodiesel  evaluated  
There are various substitutes for diesel fuel ranging from biodiesel (e.g. oil esters from rape seed) to "synthetic" fuels. The following evaluation refers to rape oil methyl-ester (RME). Biodiesel can be used on all diesel engines with slight or no modification. Blending with conventional diesel is possible.
Technology field: Optimisation of traction technologies
open main section General information
open main section General criteria
open main section Environmental criteria
open main section Economic criteria
open main section Application outside railway sector
open main section Overall rating
References / Links:  Bünder 2001;  DB AG, Zentralbereich 1996;  Hörl et al. 2001;  IFEU 2000;  Institute of Transport... 2001;  Nolte et al. 1998;  Umweltbundesamt 2000;  UNDP 1997;  Pfretzschner (1997)
Related projects:  Energy chains of alternative fuels
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 date created: 2002-10-09
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