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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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Animal Fats for Biodiesel Production

Farm Energy Updated: January 31, 2014

Explore the use of animal fats as an oil feedstock in the production of biodiesel. This article covers the advantages and challenges of using oil from animal...

Introduction to Biodiesel

Farm Energy Updated: August 02, 2013

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

Biodiesel Production Principles and Processes

Farm Energy Updated: February 06, 2013

The process to make biodiesel involves a chemical reaction. This means that the biodiesel industry is a chemical industry. Those involved in making biodiesel...

Transportation and Storage of Biodiesel

Farm Energy Updated: April 05, 2012

Biodiesel that leaves the production plant in good condition can become unacceptable during distribution without proper care and attention. Biodiesel can...

Waste Management in Biodiesel Production

Farm Energy Updated: March 26, 2012

Biodiesel production does not result in a lot of waste. However, depending on the process and feedstocks use, it can produce some wastewater, minerals,...

Methoxide Catalysts in Biodiesel Production

Farm Energy Updated: March 26, 2012

The methoxide ion, -OCH3, is the active catalyst for the production of methyl esters. It is this chemical unit that attacks the triglyceride molecules and...

Saponification in Biodiesel Production

Farm Energy Updated: March 26, 2012

Saponification is a chemical reaction that involves the production of a metal salt or soap. The reaction involves the attack on a methyl ester, free fatty...

Commercial and Large Scale Biodiesel Production Systems

Farm Energy Updated: March 26, 2012

Commercial-scale biodiesel producers have many constraints beyond those which small producers need to meet. Commercial producers must satisfy the...

History of Biodiesel

Farm Energy Updated: March 26, 2012

Rudolf Diesel invented the diesel engine in the 1890s. From the beginning, this engine could run on a variety of fuels, including vegetable oil. In 1900, one...

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