Content tagged "ag energy biodiesel"

Biomass Energy Training Curriculum - TN

Farm Energy Updated: February 10, 2017

This curriculum was developed through a Southern SARE grant and collaboration between Tennessee State University, the University of Tennessee, eXtension.org,...

How to Start a Cooperative

Farm Energy Updated: February 10, 2017

This How to Start a Cooperative module is part of the Biomass Energy Training Curriculum, 13 modules developed through a Southern SARE grant and...

Federal Assistance and Economics of On-Farm Biodiesel Production

Farm Energy Updated: February 10, 2017

This Federal Assistance and Economics of On-Farm Biodiesel Production module is part of the Biomass Energy Training Curriculum, 13 modules developed through...

Energy Life Cycle Analysis of Biodiesel

Farm Energy Updated: January 25, 2017

Energy life cycle analysis (EgLCA), also popularly known as "energy balance," accounts for the amount and type of energy used in the production of a fuel and...

Introduction to Processing Feedstocks into Biofuels

Farm Energy Updated: December 15, 2016

One of the main barriers to a successful biomass energy industry is the simple fact that most raw biomass is not immediately useful as an energy source. For...

What Generation Is Your Biodiesel?

Farm Energy Updated: July 08, 2016

Biodiesel Definitions under the Renewable Fuel StandardBibliographyMore TopicsFor Additional InformationIt has become popular lately to refer to biofuels as...

Safety in Small-Scale Biodiesel Production

Farm Energy Updated: June 14, 2016

Photo: Penn State Publications Although the biodiesel manufacturing process is fairly straightforward, there are several aspects of biodiesel production...

Biodiesel Table of Contents

Farm Energy Updated: April 22, 2016

Biodiesel Fuel Quality

Biodiesel Online Library of Resources

Farm Energy Updated: April 22, 2016

 

Biodiesel and Straight Vegetable Oil (SVO)

Farm Energy Updated: February 03, 2016

This module covers the production and use of Straight Vegetable Oil (SVO) and Biodiesel on farms in the Northeast. Topics include differentiating SVO from...

Used and Waste Oil and Grease for Biodiesel

Farm Energy Updated: December 16, 2015

The most environmentally friendly biodiesel feedstocks are used grease and oil. This article discussed how to turn waste oil and grease from restaurants into...

Warm Climate Feedstocks for Biodiesel

Farm Energy Updated: December 11, 2015

Did you know the state tree of Hawaii, the candlenut tree or kukui, can produce oil for biodiesel energy? Oil palm, coconut, jatropha, croton, candlenut, and...

Mechanical Extraction Processing Technology for Biodiesel

Farm Energy Updated: December 11, 2015

Oil separation, the extraction of oil from seeds or plant parts, is accomplished by mechanical pressing, sometimes followed by chemical extraction....

Reactors for Biodiesel Production

Farm Energy Updated: November 17, 2015

Three general types of reactors are used for biodiesel production: batch reactors, semi-continuous-flow reactors, and continuous-flow reactors.The batch...

Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS2) Basics for Biodiesel

Farm Energy Updated: September 30, 2015

 If you’re in the biodiesel industry or are considering entering the industry, you may have heard of the Renewable Fuel Standard (also known as RFS2). It is...

Safflower (Carthamus tinctorius L.) for Biofuel Production

Farm Energy Updated: June 18, 2014

The crop competes poorly with weeds, especially during early growth; timely use of herbicides is critical. Safflower is susceptible to many of the same...

Jatropha: Biodiesel and More

Farm Energy Updated: May 20, 2014

Jatropha seed oil is used in soaps, and energy for lighting and heating in subtropical and tropical areas where it is planted as living fences to stop soil...

Oilseed Crops for Biodiesel Production

Farm Energy Updated: April 04, 2014

Do you know that energy in the oil from oilseed crops, algae, restaurant waste oil, and animal fat can serve as a biodiesel feedstock? This article explores...

Environmental Life Cycle Analysis of Biodiesel

Farm Energy Updated: January 31, 2014

Biofuel life cycle analysis. Photo:  U.S. Dept. of Energy Biomass ProgramExplore life cycle analysis to understand how biodiesel impacts the environment.Life...

Biodiesel and the Food vs. Fuel Debate

Farm Energy Updated: January 31, 2014

Does biodiesel production impact food supplies? Learn about the “fuel versus food” debate, examine scenarios showing impacts and factors considered by...

Subtropical Crops for Biofuel Production

Farm Energy Updated: January 31, 2014

Several perennial grass species, such as energycane  are being assessed for their biomass energy potential. Numerous subtropical and tropical perennial...

Soybeans for Biodiesel Production

Farm Energy Updated: January 31, 2014

The many benefits to using soybean oil in the production of biodiesel include, soybeans are widely grown, the infrastructure and equipment to grow, transport...

Rapeseed and Canola for Biodiesel Production

Farm Energy Updated: January 31, 2014

Oil from rapeseed or canola seed, the edible crop varieties, is used in biodiesel energy production. The oil has a low cloud point so it gels at lower...

Growing Hazelnuts for Biofuel Production

Farm Energy Updated: January 31, 2014

Want to know why the hazelnut or filbert and its hybrids have potential as as oil crop? This article provide information about production, yields and...

Algae for Biofuel Production

Farm Energy Updated: January 31, 2014

Research is examining microalgae, 20 to 80 percent oil by dry weight biomass, as a biofuel energy crop. Learn about algae production in ponds and...

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