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

Future of Biodiesel

Biodiesel made from oil seed plants grown on cropland cannot possibly hope to replace petro-diesel in the foreseeable future: there simply isn’t enough land. Biodiesel, instead, could be seen as one part of a larger plan to reduce air pollution, carbon emissions, and dependence on fossil fuels. Energy crops can also be an important source … 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

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

Biofuel industry thrilled with EPA for support, refiners not so much

Biofuel industry thrilled with EPA for support, refiners not so much

As FreightWaves recently covered, NATSO testified before Congress about the Renewable Fuel Standard’s (RFS) success. They argued that the RFS has largely succeeded because it allows fuel retailers to offer biofuel blends to consumers at a price that is less expensive than purely petroleum-based products. The RFS is designed to enable fuel marketers to lower consumer prices … Read More

Will Biofuel Fuel Europe’s Future?

Will Biofuel Fuel Europe’s Future?

The EU is revising its Renewable Energy Directive (REDII), with an important revision for the use of biofuel. In June the three EU key institutions, European Parliament, Council and Commission, agreed on a binding renewable energy target of 14% in the transport sector, and for 32% for the EU by 2030, which are to be … Read More

Biodiesel Application

Biodiesel can be used as a fuel for boilers, turbines, diesel engines, etc., and The main application in the industry is fatty acid methyl esters. Biodiesel is a kind of high-quality clean diesel that can be extracted from various biomasses. Therefore, it can be said that it is an inexhaustible source of energy. In today’s … Read More

Waste Management in Biodiesel Production

Waste Management in Biodiesel Production

Introduction Biodiesel production does not result in a lot of waste. However, depending on the process and feedstocks use, it can produce some wastewater, minerals, resins, solids strained out of used oil and glycerin. Often, waste is not an issue for large producers because they can invest in the equipment needed to recycle and reuse … Read More

Commercial and Large Scale Biodiesel Production Systems

Introduction Commercial-scale biodiesel producers have many constraints beyond those which small producers need to meet. Commercial producers must satisfy the expectations of owners and/or stockholders for profitability. They must make optimal use of capital and other resources. They also have to include the cost of labor because it comes from paid employees. Small-scale producers will … Read More