Tag: biodiesel

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

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

Using Mustard Oil for Biodiesel

The “Mustard Bug” is not a pest, but a VW that runs on biodiesel made from mustard oil at the University of Idaho where they are researching mustard oil’s energy potential for biodiesel fuel. Introduction Mustard seed oil is not currently a common biodiesel feedstock, but because it has the potential to be a cheaper

Oilseed Crops for Biodiesel Production

Biodiesel can be produced from a wide variety of oilseed crops and animal fats. In Europe, rapeseed oil is the major biodiesel feedstock. In the United States, soybeans are the dominant biodiesel feedstock. Soybeans Soybeans produce approximately 1.5 gallons of oil per bushel. U.S. farmers produced a record-breaking yield in 2009 of 44 bushels per acre. This

Raw materials for biodiesel- Waste oil

The raw materials for biodiesel are oils and fats and lower alcohols. Biodiesel can be produced from common vegetable oils, animal oils, and waste oils. Lower alcohols are typically methanol, ethanol and other lower alcohols. 1.1 oil fatty 1.1.1   Waste oil Waste oils include waste edible oils, acidified oils in the oil industry, and low-quality oils in the grain