The Influencing Factors of the Benefit of Biodiesel Projects

Biodiesel technology is a mature technology. Biodiesel is produced from vegetable oil (soybean oil, rapeseed oil and palm oil), waste animal and vegetable oil and ditch oil by pre-esterification, transesterification and distillation. Because of the high price of edible oils such as soybean oil and rapeseed oil in China, biodiesel plants mainly produce biodiesel from … Read More

Safety in Small-Scale Biodiesel Production

Introduction Although the biodiesel manufacturing process is fairly straightforward, there are several aspects of biodiesel production that need careful attention to detail for a productive, safe, and environmentally sound practice. First, some chemicals used could pose serious risks to the operator or to the environment, unless the proper precautions are taken for storage, process safety, … Read More

Growth of the Biodiesel Industry

Because biodiesel and other biofuels can help countries reduce their dependence on imported fossil fuels, and because biofuels frequently produce less air pollution and less net carbon emissions than fossil fuels, governments around the world became very interested in promoting their use. Governments issued mandates requiring the use of biofuels and offered tax credits for … Read More

Modern Interest in Biodiesel

In the 1970s, the petroleum oil embargo caused many countries to look to vegetable oil as a possible fuel. Scientists in Austria, the United States, South Africa, and many other countries rediscovered that straight vegetable oil could be used to run diesel engines; however, eventually the poor quality of the fuel spray caused by the … Read More

Problems of Biodiesel as Engine Raw Material

Although biodiesel can be directly applied without making large adjustments to the engine, since biodiesel is a mixture of saturated fatty acid methyl ester and unsaturated fatty acid methyl ester, which is significantly different from diesel, large-scale application of biodiesel is necessary. In-depth research on engine reliability, optimization of combustion and emissions, economics of production … Read More

Raw materials for biodiesel (1) – 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 … Read More

Biodiesel Basics

Biodiesel is a growing part of our fuel supply, but its potential as an oil saving solution depends on what it’s made from. What is biodiesel? Biodiesel is a renewable fuel derived from vegetable oil or animal fats that can be added to conventional diesel to create a blend or used on its own. All … Read More

Brief Introduction and Basic Features of Biodiesel

Brief Introduction and Basic Features of Biodiesel

Biodiesel is extracted from plants oil and animal fat, it is commonly used for tractor, truck, ship etc. It refers to oil crops such as soybean, rapeseed, cotton and palm etc., wild oil plants and engineering microalgae and other aquatic plant oils, animal fats, food waste oils etc. as raw material oil, a regenerative diesel … Read More

Pacific Biodiesel receives grant for equipment, facility upgrades

Pacific Biodiesel receives grant for equipment, facility upgrades

Pacific Biodiesel has received grant funding from the Hawaii Technology Development Corp. to help reimburse recent facility upgrades and equipment purchases at its 5.5 MMgy biodiesel plant on the big island of Hawaii and waste oil collection center on Oahu. HTDC’s Manufacturing Assistance Program grant provides up to 20 percent reimbursement on qualified expenses. Pacific … Read More

RFA files lawsuit against the EPA and DOE over denial of agency records

RFA files lawsuit against the EPA and DOE over denial of agency records

On 30 August 2018, bioethanol trade association Growth Energy announced in a press release that it, alongside the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA), has decided to file a lawsuit in federal district court against the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Department of Energy (DOE) for improperly denying access to agency records, particularly those surrounding … Read More