Rudolf Diesel Quotes

The diesel engine can be fed with vegetable oils and would help considerably in the development of agriculture of the countries which use it. The use of vegetable oils for engine fuels may seem insignificant today. But such oils may become in course of time as important as petroleum and the coal tar products of the present time.

This was an amazingly prescient view of the future.
Rudolf Diesel
Rudolf Diesel
  • Born: March 18, 1858
  • Died: September 29, 1913
  • Nationality: German
  • Profession: Engineer, Inventor, Entrepreneur

Rudolf Christian Karl Diesel was a German inventor and mechanical engineer, famous for the invention of the Diesel engine, and for his suspicious death at sea. Diesel was the namesake of the 1942 film Diesel.