SVO - What is SVO ?
What is SVO ? It is Straight Vegetable Oil as Fuel Some pleople reports the use of Pure Veggie Oil on diesel engines without modifications with a cost of USD 2.64 per gallon. Look a mercedes converted to run on vegetable oil
During June the Big Green Bus from Dartmouth College runned Coast to Coast on vegetable oil from deep fat fryers. View the photos To run on vegetable oil, the oil first has to be heated to 150 degrees Fahrenheit. using standard diesel until the vegetable oil comes to temperature.
VegeOil Vehicle Conversions
BIODIESEL & SVO DISCUSSION FORUMS Biodiesel in the Marine Environment
Vegetable oil is affordable earth friendly fuel ! How to install the injector line heaters
Veggie Oil Conversions Convert your diesel vehicle to run on recycled, vegetable oil.
UK conversion specialists The Bio-Fleet Project will create a user base of fifty business vehicles running on a truly sustainable fuel and establish the local fuel supply. The aim is to demonstarate a viable, replicable green transport model for the UK.
Greasecar Vegetable Oil Conversion System is an auxiliary fuel modification system that allows all diesel vehicles to run on straight vegetable oil in any climate.
The British Diesel - Secret
How to use straight vegetable oil SVO in my diesel engine
Goat Industries UK based discussion forum
UK based web discussion forum
SVO section of the larges vegoil fuels web discussion forum. USA based
UK based e-mail discussion group


Dr Diesel
Veggie Diesel
Site with information and details of fuel injection equipment with expereinces from experimenting with vegetable oil.

Info and conversion kits
Biodiesel site with interesting assessment of SVO use check

Commercial SVO conversions.
Vegeoil Motors Daniel Blackburn gives SVO info

Information about vegetable oil fuels
Vegeoil Var Info and conversions
European SVO

Danish NGO promoting SVO and other Renewables, lots of good info.
German PPO/SVO association
Swedish company that makes oil presses. Info on SVO conversions
German company running vehicles on vegoil since the 1970's
Offer a kit that converts vehicles to run solely on vegetable oil.
German SVO site good info
A Finnish project with straight mustard oil/diesel mix no conversion
German site Mercedes diesel SVO no conversion
German company offering SVO kits. Site also contains research paper looking at running vehicles on vegoil through a biocar kit (in German)
German site detailing VW Passat 1.9Tdi conversion
German company offering SVO kits
German site containing extensive forum and database with details of hundreds of vehicles running vegoil.
Swiss conversion kits and fuel grade waste oil supplies.
German site detailing VW Passat 1.9Tdi conversion
German site promoting use of oil plants for energy in developing countries

Dutch site offering Elsbett conversions and promoting SVO use in Europe

Vegetable oil in the Citroen Xantia - experiences and tips
German site, good information even if you dont have a Xantia
VW Combi conversion with lots of fabricated parts
Soenke's salad oil site. Good SVO info from Germany. Lots of VW info. IP reactions to SVO
German forum with lots of good links.
The united workshops for vegetable oil technology (VWP). Quality SVO conversions by experienced company. Converting tractors for the '100 tractor program' where new tractors are being converted for single tank SVO and monitored.
BIGmics' plantoil heaters
Golf TD conversion.
German forum
German conversions company
German conversions
French website lots of information.
Irish company offering
Irish farmers producing rape fuel

USA and Canada SVO

alternative energy web site. SVO and biofuel info.
USA based biodiesel and SVO site co-hosts the best english language SVO message forum and offers a book about SVO and Biodiesel
vw fat mobile
Hampshire USA based sells conversion kits

USA based conversion kits

Canadian SVO conversions. Other vegetable oil based products site contains E Beggs masters thesis 'Renewable Oil Fuels and Diesel Engines as Components of Sustainable System Design' well worth a read.
Conversion workshops
Corvallis Biofuels Co-op- SVO/WVO and biodiesel
Project Veggie Avenger. Biodiesel/SVO information
"Vegoil Conversions of Diesel Engines" Dana Linscotts' vegoil site. Good FAQs, sells plans online for pre-filtering and conversion kit fabrication.
"Morgan Crawford, a graduate student in the Environmental Science and Policy Department at USF is working on developing the use of unprocessed waste cooking oil." Informative site containing a number of studies.
Patrick Tormey documents Mercedes conversion "This is my 1979 Mercedes 200D, which I've converted to run on WVO."

Other SVO

Compiled vegetable oil fuel web information
Hong Kong to Cape Town promoting biofuels and sustainable agriculture. Good SVO and biodiesel information. Biofuel mailing groups.
Australian SVO. shows possible fuel line set ups
Australian farmer promoting SVO/biodiesel
Promoting SVO in India
SVO related technical papers
Triglycerides-based diesel fuel Research paper examining mainly biodiesel lists compositions of a number of different plant oils
Research paper investigating the relationship between veg oil viscosity/temperature
Research paper investigating emissions from burning vegetable oil in diesel engines(long download time) Above reformatted as html - much quicker download
Japanese research paper looking into running unheated oil in diesel engines
Irish research paper looking at different grades of unheated rapeseed oil in diesel engines
Detailed report from European SVO research project by Advanced Combustion Research for Energy from Vegetable Oils (ACREVO).
"Waste Vegetable Oil as a Diesel Replacement Fuel" by Phillip Calais,
Environmental Science, Murdoch University, Perth, Australia, and A.R.
(Tony) Clark, Western Australian Renewable Fuels Association Inc.
University of Orleans ‘Using sunflower oil as a Diesel fuel in a DI engine’ – Insulating the piston to reduce deposit formation

German study of running Tdi engines on vegetable oil.
"Renewable Oil Fuels and Engines as Components of Sustainable System Design" by Ed Beggs
"Palm Oil as a Fuel for Agricultural Diesel Engines: Comparative Testing against Diesel Oil" by Gumpon Prateepchaikul and Teerawat Apichato
"Unmodified Vegetable Oil as an Automotive Fuel" Report examining SVO. Written at the request of the European Commission
AUTOMOTIVE SVO CONVERSION -Report on academic project " The primary motivation for this project is to explore the use of Straight Vegetable Oil (SVO) as an alternative fuel source for compression combustion engines
UK Presentation on Algea oil production

UK Biodiesel and Blends

Biodiesel outlets in the UK
Allied Biodiesel Industries (UK) Trade association of biodiesel producers

South wales not for profit producing biodiesel and providing other sustainable energy solutions
BABFO - The British Association for Biofuels and Oils
Promoting biofuel use in the UK
Bio-Power Network vegoil based fuels. Promoting solvent/waste vegetable oil blended fuel.
Bio Diesel Health and Safety Executive Leaflet- Domestic production of biodiesel – health and safety warning. Points to ponder although generally considered to be slightly over stated considering other dangerous chemicals regularly handled in domestic situation.

UK Taxation

EU report on biofuels and taxation
UK HMCE Duty on biodiesel with definition of biodiesel that would appear to include SVO
Business Brief 10/05
HMCE Reference: BB 10/05: 07 April 2005


Internet pages of the Union for the Promotion of Oil and Protein Plants
Bavarian renewables organisation "The purpose of C.A.R.M.E.N. is to promote the research, study, development and use of renewable raw materials to safeguard the future of rural areas, as well as to meet environmental, social and economic demands"
Publishes NAWAROS renewables newsletter

Over 75 biofuel related reports and publications archived as .pdf files at UK based clean-vehicles
Technical work forums for engineering professionals
National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics technical reports (search for diesel)
Mechanical science files providing diesel engine info.
Ecotraffic - report on sustainable fuels to the sweedish government.

Free html mechanics publications
Vegetable oil and biodiesel educational resourceMercedes diesel discussion forum.
Forum for Dodge and cummins diesel truck engines
VW diesel forum
VW diesel forum
Tdi info including wiring diagrams.
isuzu clean technology
Isuzu - Clean Diesel technology - modern diesel engine development

The diesel place
Chevy diesel and Duramax information

dodge50 Dodge 50 information

Good German / English dictionary
Diesel engine animation
Forum for french cars/vans (XUD diesel engine)
2nd hand spares
peace65 diesel
Diesel motorbike website

Ross VAG-COM supplier. Use your laptop to talk to your Volkswagen Audi Group computer. Powerfull diagnostic tool. Soon to offer a BMW/Mini diagnostic solution.
VAG group OBD opensource project
Automotive wiring components and tools
Details of the oil engines developed by Herbert Akroyd Stuart
1950s Film about the development of the diesel engine.
testing oil for water using the visual crakle method
Database of German conversion companies
vegeoil svo Vegeoil 2018