Document Type

Patent

Publication Date

5-28-1996

Abstract

A method is provided to reduce the crystallization temperature of a fatty acid oil ester-petroleum distillate fuel blend. The method comprises combining a petroleum distillate with an amount of an ester of a branched chain (C3 -C5) alcohol of a fatty acid, wherein the amount utilized is effective to lower the crystallization onset point of the blend by about 8°-20° C. Blowy that of a blend comprising the same amount of a methyl or ethyl ester.

Patent Number

US 5,520,708

Assignee

Iowa State University Research Foundation, Inc.

Application Number

233,123

Date Filed

4-26-1994

Language

en

File Format

application/pdf

JohnsonLA_US5520708_CA2144842A1.pdf (184 kB)
Canadian Patent - CA2144842A1

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