Tag: Biodiesel Production

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

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