Animal Fats for Biodiesel Production

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 fat in biodiesel fuel. Contents Introduction How Animal Fats are Processed Fatty Acid Content of Animal Fats Oxidative Stability of Animal Fat Biodiesel High Cetane Number of Animal

Used and Waste Oil and Grease for Biodiesel

Some of the most environmentally friendly biodiesel feedstocks are used cooking oil and waste grease. According to the EPA’s Renewable Fuel Standards Program Regulatory Impact Analysis, released in February 2010, biodiesel produced from waste grease results in an 86% reduction in greenhouse gases, compared to petro-diesel. There are two general categories of waste oil and grease. The

Castor Bean for Biofuel Production

Castor bean has been used for many years as an industrial oilseed crop because of its high seed oil content ( ~50%), unique fatty acid composition (high in ricinoleic acid)and lubricity, potentially high oil yields (from <100 to >250 gallons/acre have been reported), and its ability to  grow under varying moisture and soil conditions. Castor’s use

Warm Climate Feedstocks for Biodiesel

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 tallow tree are warm climate trees whose oil from nuts, seeds or fruits can be used to make biodiesel. Contents Introduction Oil Palm Coconut Jatropha Croton Candlenut Tallow Tree