The "real" diesel

Submitted: Wednesday, Dec 04, 2002 at 01:00
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Anyone see the doco on National Geographic about the Bouganville Island rebels making their own diesel from coconuts??

Reckon they get twice the economy and it burns cleaner!!!

Solves all my problems on my next Cape York trip!!
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Reply By: Member - Nigel - Wednesday, Dec 04, 2002 at 01:00

Wednesday, Dec 04, 2002 at 01:00
Yeah - wasn't it a great story - different from the one we get from mainstream media.
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Reply By: OziExplorer - Wednesday, Dec 04, 2002 at 01:00

Wednesday, Dec 04, 2002 at 01:00
No way they would get twice the economy. The Cetane value of cocnut oil is higher than diesel, but not sufficient to get twice the economy. Because of the nature of coconut oil, you are basically forced to blend it with diesel or kerosane.
Here is an informative website on vege oils:
http://journeytoforever.org/biodiesel_yield.html
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Follow Up By: Axel + Karen - Wednesday, Dec 04, 2002 at 01:00

Wednesday, Dec 04, 2002 at 01:00
They more than probably get twice the economy, mainly because WE send cr-p diesel to our SUPPOSED freinds, ;)
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Follow Up By: Oziexplorer - Wednesday, Dec 04, 2002 at 01:00

Wednesday, Dec 04, 2002 at 01:00
Will be interesting to see when the new clean much improved world standard diesel comes in 01 January, 2003
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Follow Up By: Oziexplorer - Wednesday, Dec 04, 2002 at 01:00

Wednesday, Dec 04, 2002 at 01:00
Will be interesting to see when the new clean much improved world standard diesel comes in 01 January, 2003
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Follow Up By: Oziexplorer - Thursday, Dec 05, 2002 at 01:00

Thursday, Dec 05, 2002 at 01:00
Here is a link for the new improved diesel:
http://www.bp.com.au/products/fuels/bp_ecoultra/eco.asp
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Follow Up By: Rox - Friday, Dec 06, 2002 at 01:00

Friday, Dec 06, 2002 at 01:00
Thanks OziExplorer I have been looking for stuf like this .
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