Direct use of sunflower oil as a compression-ignition engine fuel

Karaosmanoglu F., Kurt G., Ozaktas T.

ENERGY SOURCES, vol.22, no.7, pp.659-672, 2000 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 22 Issue: 7
  • Publication Date: 2000
  • Doi Number: 10.1080/00908310050045618
  • Journal Name: ENERGY SOURCES
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.659-672
  • Istanbul Technical University Affiliated: No


Vegetable oils may be used directly as an alternative diesel fuel in compression-ignition engines. Within the scope of this work, employment of sunflower oil in a diesel engine during short- and long-term engine tests were studied, and the fuel characteristics of sunflower oil with its positive and negative aspects are pur forward along with our recommendations.