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

Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS2) Basics for Biodiesel

  Introduction What is the Renewable Fuel Standard? Who Must Participate? EPA Terms Applied to Biodiesel Other Criteria Renewable Biomass Greenhouse Gas Reduction More about RINs Bibliography More Topics Introduction If you’re in the biodiesel industry or are considering entering the industry, you may have heard of the Renewable Fuel Standard . It is important

Handling Strong Bases in Biodiesel Production

Sodium and Potassium Hydroxides/Methoxides Used to catalyze the transesterification reaction, sodium and potassium hydroxide are extremely corrosive. The hydroxides are dry flakes or pellets and must be dissolved in methanol, which produces “methoxides” concentrated in methanol. The dust from the hydroxides is an airway irritant and will burn unprotected skin and eyes, especially when handled

Oilseed Handling for Biodiesel Production

Many types of oil-bearing seeds and nuts can be used to make biodiesel. Commonly used feedstocks for the production of biodiesel include soybean, rapeseed/canola, used (waste) vegetable oils, and tallow/lard (animal fat). Mustard biodiesel is being studied at the University of Idaho, and Montana State University is conducting research on camelina for biodiesel production.Safflower, sunflowers, corn, and even hazelnut produce oil that could be

Four main effects of sesame oil

1.Relieve constipation Sesame oil has a large amount of oil, and has a good effect of moistening intestines and relieving constipation. It has a certain preventive effect and curative effect on constipation. People who suffer from constipation can moisten their intestines and relieve constipation by drinking a mouthful of fragrant oil on an empty stomach