Biodiesel Fuel Quality

Table of Contents Introduction Specifications Demystified Flash Point Water and Sediment Kinematic Viscosity Sulfated Ash Sulfur Copper Strip Corrosion Cetane Number Cloud Point Carbon Residue Acid Number Free and Total Glycerin Calcium and Magnesium Phosphorus Content Sodium and Potassium Oxidative Stability Cold Soak Filtration Bibliography More Topics on Biodiesel Fuel Quality Introduction For biodiesel to

Biodiesel Cloud Point and Cold Weather Issues

In the northern parts of the United States and other cold regions of the world, one of the major concerns among biodiesel users is its unfavorable cold flow properties. In cold climates, it can be a challenge to fuel vehicles with high blends of biodiesel because biodiesel tends to gel (freeze) at higher temperatures than

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