Rudolf Diesel

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German engineer (born in France) who invented the diesel engine (1858-1913)

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The original diesel engine was actually designed by Rudolf Diesel to bum peanut oil.
Rudolf Diesel would certainly be pleased to see buses running on soy oil.
The diesel engine is edging into its second century; German engineer Rudolf Diesel patented his design in 1892.
Biodiesel dates back more than 100 years, and peanut oil was the first type of fuel used by Rudolf Diesel to power his first engine in 1895.
German engineer Rudolf Diesel reportedly employed peanut oil to power one of his engines at the Paris Exposition of 1900.
A German inventor, Rudolf Diesel (1858-1913), tried to eliminate the complexities that resulted from running an electrical system in conjunction with an engine.
Although Rudolf Diesel used peanut oil in 1900 to fuel his engine and win the Grand Prize at the Paris World Fair, broader use of biofuels has faced technological, economic and performance hurdles," said Sergio Trindade, IFT's Chief of Science and Technology.
But 110 years after Rudolf Diesel perfected the engine which bears his name, Subaru has re-written the rule book.
Diesel is named after German Rudolf Diesel, who patented it in 1893.
In fact, when Rudolf Diesel invented the diesel engine in 1903, it ran on peanut oil--diesel fuel as we know it was developed to use the nasty leftovers from oil refining.
The list of Franklin Institute laureates reads like a "Who's Who" in the history of 19th and 20th century science, including Alexander Graham Bell, Pierre and Marie Curie, Rudolf Diesel, Thomas Edison, Niels Bohr, Max Planck, Albert Einstein and Stephen Hawking.