Diesel Vehicles to Straight Vegetable Oil (SVO/PPO/WVO) with the ATG
Operation of diesel vehicles with straight
vegetable oil (SVO/PPO/WVO)
Smoother motor start with two-tank system
Operational safety due to auto switching and diesel
quick purge with reminder signal
TUV (German Technical Inspection Authority) approved
Suitable for almost all diesel vehicles and engines (see References):
Automobiles, SUVs, Vans, Trucks, Buses, Tractors, Tows, Agricultural
Machinery, Construction Machinery, Generators, etc.
Possible to reuse when changing vehicles
Diesel operation still possible
8000 vehicles converted!
Proven technology - Made in Germany
Why Vegetable Oil?
light of rising fuel prices and the climate change alternative fuels
such as vegetable oil offer an inexpensive and ecologically friendly
alternative to conventional diesel fuel.
Straight vegetable oils (e.g.
rape oil, canola oil, colza oil, soya oil, sun flower oil, hemp oil,
palm oil) are CO2-neutral, sulfur free and nontoxic. They should not be
compared with biodiesel (RME). Biodiesel is chemically produced and
substantially more expensive.
a rule fuel consumption and engine power with vegetable oil remains the
same. Smaller quantities of vegetable oil can be purchased in any
supermarket or wholesale store. In the long term, it is more preferable
to purchase vegetable oil from suppliers (e.g. oil mills) in the
region. As vegetable oil is a natural product (foodstuff) it is usually
not subject to a mineral oil tax.
Straight vegetable oils have a higher viscosity and
ignition temperature than diesel fuel or biodiesel and therefore must
be heated when operating a diesel engine.
Vegetable oils, which have not been heated, lead to
difficulties starting the engine and have negative effects on the
engine´s performance and life cycle. Cold, viscous vegetable
oil strains the injection system and burns incompletely. In the long
term the unburnt fuel leads to deposit in the combustion chamber of the
At last for a long-term and smooth operation with
vegetable oil a conversion is mandatory.
We offer with our SVO/WVO conversion kit (two-tank system with fuel
preheating) a well proven solution for operating diesel engines with
untreated vegetable oils. In different versions available the
conversion system fits for
almost all diesel vehicles and engines.
The main components are
ATG Controller (approx. 7 x 5
The additional fuel tank is available in different forms and sizes (see
and can be mounted at any suitable place.
electric switching unit is used
to switch between the tanks and for flushing the fuel system.
In order to protect the cold
engine and the injection system, the engine starts off using diesel
soon as the engine reaches its operating temperature, it will be
switched automatically from diesel to vegetable oil. This results in a
smooth transition from diesel fuel to vegetable oil.
heat exchanger (fitted in water circuit) heats in combination with the
electric fuel preheater the vegetable oil to an optimum temperature.
The heated fuel relieves the injection pump and is finer vaporized by
the injectors. It ignites and burns more efficiently, resulting in fuel
savings and less wear and tear on the engine.
| As long as the
motor has its operating temperature, it can be stopped and
started in vegetable mode. Only if the vehicle is going to sit for longer than 1
hour, it should be switched back over to diesel shortly before the end
of the journey. In this case an automatic activated quick purge flushes
the fuel system and the injection pump shortly with diesel fuel and
ensures a cold start without any problems.
To prevent an unintended stop in
vegetable mode, a short buzzer signal reminds to switch back to diesel.
ATG conversion kit is available in 12 and 24 volt models and is
supplied with detailed installation instructions.
components are included in delivery: controller (mode auto or manual
switching), electric switching unit (tank switching, flush/vent) with
integrated electric fuel preheater (Diesel-Therm), temperature switch
(regulates the temperature), control electronics (diesel quick purge,
acoustic warning), heat exchanger (fitted in water circuit), fuel
lines, fuel filter, relays, pre-assembled cable loom with connectors,
fuses and protective caps, miscellaneous materials, detailed
years we are one of the leading companies in the sector of vegetable
oil conversions. Meanwhile more than 8000 vehicles were
converted with the ATG 2-tank system to straight vegetable oil, thereof
Example for car conversion
|Volkswagen Golf IV 1.9 TDI
Variant equipped with ATG 2-tank system
|A view in the engine compartment
||Additional fuel tank in
for truck conversions
the year 2000 more than 3000 trucks have been converted with the ATG
|Example for tractor conversions
With ATG technology converted tractors from Deutz-Fahr and Fendt.
for bus conversion
of over 100 buses which have been converted with the ATG conversion kit
to straight vegetable oil.
|Example for boat conversions
with straight vegetable oil
Sportina 760 driven with veg oil.
|Example for converted
700 horsepower, operated in a saw mill with straight vegetable oil
of converted vehicle types
Cars / Suvs/ Vans
- Audi 80 1.6 TD, Audi 100 2.5 TDI, Audi A2 1.2 TDI 3L,
Audi A3 1.9 TDI, Audi A4 1.9 TDI, Audi A4 2.5 TDI, Audi A6 2.5 TDI
320 D, BMW 320 TD, BMW 324 TD, BMW 325 TD, BMW 325 TDS, BMW 524 TD, BMW
- Chevrolet Blazer K5 V8
AX 1.4 D, Citroen BX 17 TD, Citroen BX 19 D, Citroen C 15 1.8 D,
Citroen CX 25 TD, Citroen Evasion 1.9 TD, Citroen Jumper 1.9 TD,
Citroen Saxo 1.5 D, Citroen Xantia 1.9 TD
Rocky 2.8 TD
- Fiat Doblo 1.9 D, Fiat Ducato 1.9 D, Fiat Ducato 2.5 D,
Fiat Ducato 2.8 TD, Fiat Fiorino, Fiat Scudo 1.9 D
F350 7.3 TD, Ford Escort 1.8 D, Ford Fiesta 1.8 D, Ford Focus 1.8 TD,
Ford Focus 1.8 TDDi Turnier, Ford Mondeo 1.8 TD, Ford Ranger, Ford
Scorpio 2.5 TD, Ford Transit 2.4 TDE, Ford Transit 2.5 D, Ford Transit
Gallopper 2.5 TCI
Trooper 2.8 TD
- Iveco Daily 2.8 D
Grand Cherokee 3.1 TD
- Kia Carnival 2.9 TD, Kia Carnival 2.9 TDI, Kia Pregio,
Kia Retona 2.0 TD,
- Land Rover Defender 90 2.5 D, Land Rover
Defender 110 2.5 TD, Land Rover Defender 110 2.5 Td5, Land Rover
Freelander 2.0 D, Land Rover Range Rover
- Mazda 323F 2.0 D, Mazda E 2.2 D
190 D, Mercedes 200 D, Mercedes 208 D, Mercedes 210 D, Mercedes 220 D,
Mercedes 220 CDI, Mercedes 240 D, Mercedes 250 D, Mercedes 300 GD,
Mercedes E 300 TD, Mercedes 308 D, Mercedes 310 D, Mercedes 407 D,
Mercedes 410 D, Mercedes 709 D, Mercedes 814 D, Mercedes 817 D,
Mercedes A-Klasse 140 CDI, Mercedes A-Klasse 170 CDI, Mercedes Sprinter
208 D, Mercedes Sprinter 210 D, Mercedes Sprinter 211 CDI, Mercedes
Sprinter 212 D, Mercedes Sprinter 312 D, Mercedes Sprinter 313 CDI,
Mercedes Sprinter 316 CDI, Mercedes Vario 815 D, Mercedes Vito 108 D,
Mercedes Vito 110 D
Carisma 1.9 TD, Mitsubishi L200 2.5 TD, Mitsubishi Pajero 2.5 TD
Almera 2.0 D, Nissan Almera 2.2 TD, Nissan King Cap MD22, Nissan Patrol
2.8 TD, Nissan Sunny 2.0 D, Nissan Terrano II 2.7 TD
Astra 1.7 TD, Opel Astra 1.7 DTI, Opel Combo 1.7 DI, Opel Corsa 1.5 D,
Opel Corsa 1.7 DI, Opel Frontera 2.5 TDS, Opel Frontera 2.8 TDI, Opel
Kadett 1.6 D, Opel Omega 2.5 TD, Opel Omega 2.2 DTI, Opel Vectra 1.7
TD, Opel Vectra 2.0 DTI
106 1.5 D, Peugeot 205 1.9 D, Peugeot 306 1.9 D, Peugeot 309 1.9 D,
Peugeot 405 1.9 TD, Peugeot 605 2.1 TD, Peugeot Boxer, Peugeot Expert
- Renault Espace, Renault Kangoo 1.9
DTI, Renault Laguna, Renault Master, Renault Megane 1.9 DTI, Renault R
5 1.6 D, Renault R 21 D, Renault Rapid 1.9 D, Renault Safrane 2.5 TD,
Renault Scenic 1.9 DCI
Alhambra 1.9 TDI, Seat Arosa 1.4 TDI, Seat Ibiza 1.9 TDI, Seat Inca
- Skoda Fabia 1.9 SDI, Skoda Felicia
1.9 D, Skoda Octavia 1.9 TDI
- Smart CDI
- Ssangyong Musso 2.9 D
Avensis 2.0 TD, Toyota Corolla 1.8 D, Toyota Land Cruiser 3.0 TD,
- Vauxhall Combo 1.7
- Volkswagen VW
Caddy 1.9 TDI, VW Golf II 1.6 TD, VW Golf III 1.9 TD, VW Golf III 1.9
TDI, VW Golf IV 1.9 TDI, VW Jetta 1.9 TD, VW Lupo 1.4 TDI, VW Lupo 1.7
SDI, VW LT 28, VW LT 35 2.8 TDI, VW Passat 1.6 TD, VW Passat 1.9 TDI,
VW Polo 1.9 SDI, VW Sharan 1.9 TDI, VW T2 1.7 D, VW T3 1.6 TD, VW T4
1.9 TD, VW T4 2.4 D, VW T4 2.5 TDI
- Volvo 240 D, Volvo 740 2.4 TD, Volvo
850 2.5 TDI, Volvo S80 2.5 TDI, Volvo V70 2.5 TDI
Trucks / Buses
- DAF, MAN, Mercedes, Neoplan, Iveco, Renault,
Scania, Setra, Volvo
Tractors / Agricultural Machinery
- Case, Deutz-Fahr, Fendt, Fiat, IHC, JCB Fastrac, John Deere, Lamborghini, Massey Ferguson, MB-Trac,
FAQ - Frequently Asked Questions
Can my vehicle be converted
with the kit?
ATG Vegetable Oil-Kit is suitable for diesel engines with in-line or
distributor pumps from Bosch (except for type VP44), Diesel-Kiki, Nippon-Denso or Zexel.
The conversion of diesel engines with Bosch VP44-injection
pump, high-pressure fuel injection like unit-injectors pumps or
common-rail-technology is only possible through skilled ATG Conversion
size of the additional fuel tank (see
fuel tanks) depends on the vehicle type
and the available space.
you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to contact
Where can I order the
The conversion kit can be ordered directly from ATG.
Where can I have my vehicle
The conversion can be
performed by any reputable garage/mechanic.
The installation requires an understanding of diesel engines and should
be installed by a skilled specialist (e.g. auto mechanic)!
a DIY (do-it-yourself) conversion is also possible. For your own
protection, please check with the appropriate authorities in your
country if there are specific provisions concerning changes on the
Is the conversion permanent?
it can be returned to its original state, e.g. when selling the
vehicle. The components can simply be removed within short time. All of
the components can be reused.
Are there any long-term studies
related to operating diesel vehicles with vegetable oil?
and studies have shown that heated vegetable oil has nearly the same
properties as diesel fuel and burns just as effectively in most
engines. On the strength of past experience almost every diesel engine
can be driven with straight vegetable oil after a conversion, provided
that the motor is maintained and in good repair (compression, fuel
injectors, glow plugs, ...).
Can I operate my vehicle on
vegetable oil during the winter months or at freezing temperatures?
untreated vegetable oil is getting viscous and sticky at freezing
temperatures. Depending on the type and the properties of the vegetable
oil, this condition will happen sooner or later. In order to prevent
the vegetable oil from gelling in the tank or fuel lines, a mixture of
vegetable oil and normal diesel fuel is recommended during the winter
How does vegetable oil effect the
the engine’s properties (operation, performance, consumption,
...) remain unchanged.
Can parking heaters operate with vegetable oil?
heaters are not suitable for operating with vegetable oil. If your
vehicle has a parking heater, you should consult with the manufacturer
beforehand to see whether an additional conversion is possible. With
the two-tank system, parking heaters can still operate on diesel fuel.
How expensive is vegetable oil and where can I
Vegetable oil is a foodstuff and usually not
subject to a mineral oil tax. Vegetable oil is a natural product and an
inexpensive alternative to conventional diesel fuel. Smaller quantities
of vegetable oil can be purchased in any supermarket or wholesale
store. In the long term, it is more preferable to purchase vegetable
oil from suppliers (e.g. oil mills) in the region. Recycled or used vegetable oil (WVO waste vegetable
oil) can also be used provided that it has been cleaned and filtered
(min. 1 µm).
Is it generally permitted to drive using vegetable
your own protection, please check with the appropriate authorities in
your country if there are specific provisions prohibiting the use of
vegetable oil. This is also to be done for any changes on the vehicle
to be converted.
What is the difference between
vegetable oil and biodiesel?
All biofuels (e.g. vegetable oils) are CO2-neutral and free of sulfur
and pollutants in their pure, untreated state.
advantages of vegetable oil
point aprox. 300°C (reduces the risk of fire or accident)
less energy to produce
of limited fossil fuels
Biodiesel = Rapsmethylester
chemically produced and substantially more expensive than plain
vegetable oil. A problem is the durability of plastic and rubber
components (sealings), which come into contact with biodiesel. If
biodiesel is used in a system that has not been adapted, leakages on
the fuel system and defects on injection pumps are the most frequently
troubles. When using pure, untreated vegetable oil, these problems will