Tag: 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

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

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

Transportation and Storage of Biodiesel

Introduction Biodiesel that leaves the production plant in good condition can become unacceptable during distribution without proper care and attention. Biodiesel can degrade due to oxidation, contact with water, and/or microbial activity. In general, biodiesel will degrade more quickly than petro-diesel. In one sense, this is a good thing: a biodiesel spill will biodegrade quickly