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Economic Costs of Converting Crude Sunflower Oil to Methyl Esters


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  • Helgeson, Delmer L.
  • Johnson, Dwight S.
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    This report is based on research conducted under an Interdisciplinary State Project, ND1439 - Sunflower Oil as an Engine Fuel, with the Departments of Agricultural Economics and Agricultural Engineering cooperating. Previous economic and engineering research directed at small-scale extraction systems, costs, and performance evaluations of sunflower oil-diesel blends led to further investigations covering methyl ester processing, performance, and costs. This report is a continuation of that research effort in evaluating the economic costs in producing methyl ester as an alternative or substitute fuel derived from vegetable oils.

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    Paper provided by North Dakota State University, Department of Agribusiness and Applied Economics in its series Agricultural Economics Reports with number 23363.

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    Date of creation: 1986
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    Handle: RePEc:ags:nddaer:23363

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    1. Jacobsen, Roy M. & Sell, Randall S. & Watt, David L., 1992. "North Dakota State University Sunflower Research: A Summary of Selected Research Projects," Agricultural Economics Miscellaneous Reports 51172, North Dakota State University, Department of Agribusiness and Applied Economics.


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