Author(s): GREGG FOREST
The benefits of straight vegetable oil (SVO) as an alternate fuel for diesel engines are many. SVO is cheap, carbon-neutral, uses a waste product, and does not depend upon centralised corporate infrastructure. Authors Chris Goodwin and Forest Gregg are the founder and designer respectively, of Frybrid, the most respected vegetable oil conversion company in the US. They have many combined years of expertise in the use of straight vegetable oil as a fuel, and have sifted through the masses of contradictory, erroneous, and confusing information on the subject, extracting the very best information available. Topics covered include: Vegetable oil sources, extraction and refining; Viscosity; Chemical degradation; Fuel properties; Contaminants; System design; Engine modifications. This is the only book available that explains exactly what is necessary to convert a diesel vehicle and how to do it properly. It gives readers the tools to sort through the different companies and online plans to find something that works well. While technical in nature, this fully illustrated book is very accessible; each concept is introduced and described in great detail. Designed to educate new consumers, it is also an excellent resource for current conversion owners.
Forest Gregg is a researcher with Frybrid and has worked as a designer and installer of the conversion systems. Chris Goodwin has been in the automotive business for twenty years, owned two shops specializing in German auto repair, and is the founder of Frybrid, the most respected vegetable oil conversion company in the U.S.
Introduction -- Is Vegetable Oil For Me?; Diesel Engines; Fuel Properties of Vegetable Oil; System Design; Practical Issues; Index.