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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...

Handling Strong Bases in Biodiesel Production

Farm Energy Updated: December 03, 2013

Used to catalyze the transesterification reaction, sodium and potassium hydroxide are extremely corrosive.The hydroxides are dry flakes or pellets and must...

Handling Strong Acids in Biodiesel Production

Farm Energy Updated: December 03, 2013

Acids may be used in treating high free fatty acid (FFA) feedstocks, neutralizing base catalyst and splitting soaps in the washing process, and/or in...

Handling Alcohols in Biodiesel Production

Farm Energy Updated: December 03, 2013

Methanol is the driving force behind the transesterification reaction. Methanol is colorless and tasteless, with a mildly sweet odor, and is a toxic...

Safe Chemical Handling in Biodiesel Production

Farm Energy Updated: December 03, 2013

Biodiesel is a relatively safe product. It is considered nonflammable and biodegradable. However, the components to make biodiesel can be hazardous in some...

Introduction to Biodiesel

Farm Energy Updated: August 02, 2013

Biodiesel is a diesel fuel substitute made from a variety of oils, fats, and greases.

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