The unstable world political situation combined with the fact that a large amount of the world's oil reserves is located in the Middle East means we must continue to search for an alternate fuel source for our agricultural machinery. It is well-known that there is a limited amount of fossil fuels and even with no world political problems the demand will exceed supply in the not-too-distant future. The United States currently imports fossil fuels because we use more than we produce. Vegetable oils are a renewable resource. They offer a means of keeping our agricultural equipment operating in an oil emergency.
Holmes, E.; Taraba, Joseph L.; and Turner, George M., "Vegetable Oil as an Emergency Fuel" (1986). Agricultural Engineering Energy Series. 2.