The preparation methods of biodiesel and its development status at home and abroad

With the increasing demand for energy in cities and the depletion of petroleum resources, the whole world will face the crisis of energy shortage. Moreover, petroleum combustion causes serious pollution to the environment, which affects people’s health to a great extent. Therefore, the research and application of biodiesel has become the focus of alleviating the … Read More

How to distinguish between good and bad lubricants

Lubricating oil is the most widely used lubricant on a variety of engines. Its role is to: lubrication, cooling, protection, cleaning. Gear oil, also known as transmission oil, is mainly used to lubricate various gears of transmissions, reducers and differentials in automobiles and tractor transmission systems. The viscosity of gear oils is larger than that … Read More

EU imports of US soybeans balloon during trade war with China

Following China’s ban on U.S. soybeans, the U.S. has been in need of new buyers. The EU-28 benefits from this situation as its imports of U.S. soybeans have multiplied. The EU-28 has always depended on oilseed imports from third countries, because EU demand exceeds EU production by around 30 percent. Above all, soybeans are in strong … Read More

Biodiesel can help Wash. cut fuel carbon intensity 16.5% by 2030

According to a new analysis commissioned by the Union of Concerned Scientists and conducted by independent research firm Cerulogy on the availability of low-carbon fuels to meet a Washington State clean fuels program, the state can reduce the carbon intensity of transportation fuels by 11.2 percent by 2028. Transportation is the largest source of carbon emissions in … Read More

The Biodiesel Bible

Biodiesel facts Biodiesel is made from vegetable oil or animal fat (triglycerides) reacted with methanol or ethanol and a catalyst (lye), yielding biodiesel (fatty acid methyl or ethyl esters) and glycerin as a by-product. It can be used in any diesel engine without modifications — diesel engines run better and last longer with biodiesel. And … 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

NBB thanks bipartisan support for biodiesel tax extension

NBB thanks bipartisan support for biodiesel tax extension

The National Biodiesel Board (NBB) released a letter alongside a press release detailing its appreciation for 46 members of Congress who supported its bid for an extension of a biodiesel tax incentive. Led by Representatives David Young (R-IA) and Dave Loebsack (D-IA), the 46 Congress members representing states from California to Connecticut collaborated on a … Read More

Three application directions of biodiesel

Three application directions of biodiesel

Biodiesel is a diesel-like fuel derived from vegetable oil or other renewable resources. It can be made from soy or canola oil, waste cooking oil, and even animal fats. Biodiesel is made by combining the vegetable oil with alcohol [usually methanol but occasionally ethanol] in the presence of a catalyst through a process called transesterification. … Read More

Biodiesel feedstock-Jatropha seed

Biodiesel feedstock-Jatropha seed

Hope tree species of human energy, the mysterious biodiesel plants: Jatropha [jatropha] also known as Jatropha curcas, Jatropha curcas, green jade tree, gypsum, Liangtong, Euphorbiaceae deciduous shrubs or small trees. It is a photophilic plant, because its roots are strong and developed, has a strong ability to resist drought and barren oil crops, and because … Read More