What is biodiesel?

Biodiesel is a renewable, clean-burning diesel replacement that is reducing U.S. dependence on foreign petroleum, creating jobs and improving the environment. Made from a diverse mix of feedstocks including recycled cooking oil, soybean oil, and animal fats, it is the first and only EPA-designated Advanced Biofuel in commercial-scale production across the country and the first … Read More

Biodiesel Production Process

Biodiesel Production Process

An example of a simple production flow chart is proved below with a brief explanation of each step. Mixing of alcohol and catalyst The catalyst is typically sodium hydroxide (caustic soda) or potassium hydroxide (potash). It is dissolved in the alcohol using a standard agitator or mixer. Reaction. The alcohol/catalyst mix is then charged into … Read More

Production and Application of Biodiesel

In the international market, some countries and regions in the United States, Europe and Asia have begun to establish commercial biodiesel production bases and widely use biodiesel as alternative fuels. Austria Austria is the first country in the world to esterify vegetable oils. Its annual production capacity is about 550,000 t/a. Its main market for … Read More

Biodiesel industry analysis

Biodiesel industry analysis

Significance of Developing Bioenergy: As a global limited strategic resource, petroleum is non-renewable. The greater the dependence on its import, the greater the risk, and even endangers the national energy strategic security. Therefore, finding new energy, especially renewable energy, is an urgent issue facing all countries. In view of the limited petroleum resources in China, … Read More

Biodiesel Fuel: Alternative for a green tomorrow

Biodiesel in simple words is an advanced form of Biofuel. It refers to an animal or vegetable fat based renewable fuel, made up of a long chain of chemical compounds like propyl, ethyl, methyl etc.  Created by chemically treating vegetable oil or animal fat with alcohol generating compounds, biodiesel is the revolution that is helping … Read More

Exploring Biodiesel series heads west to Los Angeles, Portland

After a strong start in Boston and Philadelphia, the Exploring Biodiesel (XBX) Regional Seminars will head west for the final three stops of its five-city tour. The series of one-day events, designed to educate fuel wholesalers, distributors, retailers and end users on the benefits and opportunities surrounding biodiesel, will travel to Los Angeles (Aug. 7), Portland, Oregon (Aug. … Read More

Biodiesel: A Renewable, Domestic Energy Resource

Biodiesel: A Renewable, Domestic Energy Resource

In 2004, the United States used an average of 20 million barrels of oil per day, which is one-fourth of the 80 million barrels pumped per day worldwide. The worldwide pumping capacity is near the predicted peak with an anticipated decline in peak capacity within the next decade or several decades. Today, the U.S. imports … Read More

Advantages and Disadvantages of Biodiesel Fuel

Advantages and Disadvantages of Biodiesel Fuel

What is Biodiesel? Biodiesel is renewable and clean burning fuel that is made from waste vegetable oils, animal fats, or recycled restaurant grease for use in diesel vehicles. Biodiesel produces less toxic pollutants and greenhouse gases than petroleum diesel. It can be used in pure form (B100) or can be blended with petro-diesel in the form of B2 (2% … Read More

Biodiesel Production Principles and Processes

Biodiesel Production Principles and Processes

The process to make biodiesel involves a chemical reaction. This means that the biodiesel industry is a chemical industry. Those involved in making biodiesel must have a good understanding of the underlying chemistry to ensure they are making quality fuel in a safe manner. Biodiesel is an alternative fuel for diesel engines that is produced … Read More

New EU fuel pump labeling reflects biofuel content

New EU fuel pump labeling reflects biofuel content

This month the European Union will introduce new labelling requirements for newly manufactured vehicles and refuelling stations. The new system will mean consumers will be able to immediately see the biofuel content of the fuel they are purchasing. The labels will be displayed in all public refuelling stations on the fuel-dispensing unit and on the … Read More