Biodiesel Basics
Why Use Biodiesel?
Biodiesel Production
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Biodiesel Basics

Biodiesel is a renewable, clean-burning fuel for diesel engines that has significant advantages over petroleum-derived fuel and can be obtained from a variety of "feedstocks", which include:

  • Vegetable oils such as Coconut oil, Soybean, canola, rapeseed, sunflower oil, etc.
  • Restaurant and other commercial frying and cooking oil waste from the kitchens.
  • Animal fats such as beef tallow, lard, and rendered materials.

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  1. Why should we use Biodiesel?

    Biodiesel has many significant advantages over petrodiesel.
    Biodiesel can be used in transportation, electrical generation, and home and building heating.
    Biodiesel is already in heavy use worldwide.


  2. Biodiesel Production

    Botanical Feedstocks used in Biodiesel Production
    1. Oil Seeds
    2. Plant Oils
    The Biodiesel Chemical Process
    Biodiesel Production in the USA
    Biodiesel Production Costs Considerations
    Biodiesel Quality and Fuel Standards
    Biodiesel Storage, Handling and Transport

References:

Estill, L (2005) Biodiesel Power: The Passion, the People, and the Politics of the Next Renewable Fuel. New Society Publishers. 288 pages.

Kemp, H. (2006). Biodiesel Basics and Beyond: A Comprehensive Guide to Production and Use for the Home and Farm. Aztext Press. 300 pages.

NIIR Board of Consultants & Engineers (2006). The Complete Book on Jatropha (Bio-Diesel) with Ashwagandha, Stevia, Brahmi & Jatamansi Herbs (Cultivation, Processing & Uses)

Pahl, G. (2005). Biodiesel: Growing a New Energy Economy. Chelsea Green Publishing Company, 282 pages.