Category: Biodiesel

Jatropha: Biodiesel and More

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 erosion. Its biodiesel potential is being researched because the seeds contain from 25% to 40% oil. Contents Introduction Jatropha for Biodiesel Jatropha is Not Edible Versatility of

Indirect Land Use Impacts of Biofuels

Can we reduce greenhouse gases with biofuels? Explore biofuels, the carbon cycle and potential impacts. Table of Contents Biofuels and the Carbon Cycle Indirect Land Use Impacts of Biofuels Differences among Biofuels Biofuels and the Carbon Cycle From the standpoint of human-released carbon dioxide, other greenhouse gas emissions, and contributions to climate change biofuels have one large

Rapeseed and Canola for Biodiesel Production

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 temperatures than many other feedstocks. Contents Rapeseed-An Ancient Crop Canola-An Edible Variety of Rapeseed Current Potential of Use as a Feedstock for Biofuel Biology and Adaptation Production

Indirect Land Use Impacts of Biofuels

What is Indirect Land Use Change?   Indirect land use change (iLUC) is a widely debated concept that seeks to quantify the impact a new policy or commercial activity has on global patterns of existing land use. These impacts differ from direct land use changes because they are induced or caused by secondary factors such

Biodiesel and the Food vs. Fuel Debate

Does biodiesel production impact food supplies? Learn about the “fuel versus food” debate, examine scenarios showing impacts and factors considered by scientists trying to unravel this complex question. Contents Biodiesel and Ethanol Five Traditional Uses of Biomass Does Biodiesel Production Cut into Food Supplies? Biodiesel is Often Made from Animal Feed By-products Biodiesel from Waste and