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Old 03-10-2009, 11:10 PM
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Calendula oil

can calendula oil be burned in a diesel? i have the opportunity to snag a couple hundred gallons. of corse i need a system set up for my truck but its free oil, even if it has to be stored for awhile.
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can calendula oil be burned in a diesel? i have the opportunity to snag a couple hundred gallons. of corse i need a system set up for my truck but its free oil, even if it has to be stored for awhile.
Never heard of it before, so I googled it and came up with the MSDS here:
http://www.naturalsourcing.com/msds/...endula_Oil.pdf

One thing caught my eye was this: "When exposed to fire or excessive heat, the triglycerides contained in this product MAY form acrolein".

Acrolein is a gas that was used in WWI to kill people................

Not really something I'd want coming from my tailpipe!

Maybe our resident chemist Phy could chime in?

I think I would try some small tests to see if it could be made into Biodiesel.
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hhmmm, well maybe ill just pass on the calendula oil. thank you for looking that up
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calendula oil is a new one on me, but basically any oil will work as a fuel base, but every oil has its characteristics, so it would take some experimenting with. And, since acrolein is a byproduct of burning calendula oil, the one would want to be very careful with those experiments.
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