Biodiesel Day

Rudolf Christian Karl Diesel, German inventor and mechanical engineer, was born on March 18, 1858 and was last seen alive September 29, 1913.  

He originally designed the diesel engine in the late 19th Century to run on peanut oil. Only later did petroleum become the standard.

Diesel, who was sympathetic to Allied ideals, boarded the steamer Dresden in Antwerp on his way to a meeting of the Consolidated Diesel Manufacturing company in London.

After eating dinner, he retired to his cabin about 10 p.m. and left word for him to be called the next morning at 6:15 a.m.. He was never seen alive again. Ten days later, the corpse of a man was found floating in the sea with a pill case, wallet, eyeglass case, etc. in the clothing.

On 13 October these items were identified by Rudolf’s son, Eugene Diesel, as belonging to his father.

This image of Rudolf Diesel was created before 1913 and is in the public domain.
This image of Rudolf Diesel was created before 1913 and is in the public domain.

These posts are true to the best of my knowledge at the time of writing. I make no claims to their accuracy. The purpose is to inform, educate, amuse, and make people aware of causes and opportunities around the world. I also encourage civil debate in the comment section.

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