What is the calorific value of diesel?

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Petro-diesel fuel has a calorific value of 130,500 Btu per gallon according to Bioenergy Feedstock Development Programs at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory. Bio-diesel calorific values vary greatly depending on the source used to produce the fuel and has an average value of 125,000 Btu per gallon.

Diesel fuel from petroleum sources has a constant calorific value, making it easier to compare against other liquid and solid fuels. However, the density of the fuel also affects how much energy potential 1 gallon can hold. Diesel is slightly more dense than gasoline, making it one of the densest liquid fuels available to consumers.

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