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Old 12-09-2008, 09:26 PM   #10 (permalink)
ChrstphrR
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Diesel energy density figures for the drop-down.

Some energy-density figures for diesel fuel (since I'm an oil-burner... and want a nice simple drop down menu option too!)

http://www.biodiesel.org/pdf_files/f...al_Oct2005.pdf
HTML-ized version of:
Energy Content

Cites that:
  • No. 2 Diesel has an average energy density of: 129,500 Btu/gallon
  • B100 (100% Biodiesel) has an energy density of 118 296 Btu/gallon
  • B20 (20% Bio blend) has an average energy density of 127 259 Btu/gallon
  • Diesel stocks can vary in energy density by 15% between different suppliers.
  • Winter blends of Diesel fuel from a single supplier tend to be 15% lower than summer diesel blends.
  • This latter figure would mean the average energy density of Winter No. 2 Diesel is 110 075 Btu/gallon
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Last edited by ChrstphrR; 12-10-2008 at 12:52 AM.. Reason: Edit for calculation - winter diesel is 110k Btu, not just plain diesel.
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