When did we start making biofuels?



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    Bio fuels have become popular in recent years but there production is nothing new. Transesterification of a vegetable oil into fuel was conducted as early as 1853, by scientists E. Duffy and J. Patrick, many years before the first diesel engine became functional. Rudolf Diesel used peanut oil in his original compression-ignition engine in 1898. Vegetable oils were used until the 1920’s when an alteration was made to the engine enabling it to use a residue of petroleum diesel. Although the diesel engine gained worldwide acceptance, biodiesel did not. With superior price, availability, and government subsidies,

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