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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....

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...

Using Mustard Oil for Biodiesel

Farm Energy Updated: January 31, 2014

The “Mustard Bug” is not a pest, but a VW that runs on biodiesel made from mustard oil at the University of Idaho where they are researching mustard oil’s...

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...

Using Biodiesel as a Fuel

Farm Energy Updated: March 30, 2012

For many farmers, the task of manufacturing high quality biodiesel fuel is more than they really want to take on. Some farmers opt to provide their oilseed...

Processing Oilseeds and Oil for Biodiesel Production

Farm Energy Updated: March 26, 2012

Extraneous material should first be removed from the harvested crop seed by screening. This is particularly important to ensure that materials such as small...

Oilseed Handling for Biodiesel Production

Farm Energy Updated: March 26, 2012

Many types of oil-bearing seeds and nuts can be used to make biodiesel. Commonly used feedstocks for the production of biodiesel include soybean, ...

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