Quality standard of biodiesel

Many countries in the world have formulated standards for biodiesel, so as to ensure the quality of diesel and ensure that users are more confident in using biodiesel. The international standard for biodiesel is ISO 14214A and ASTM international standard ASTM D 6751, which is adopted by the United States. This standard was legally confirmed … Read More

Diesel vs. biodiesel vs. vegetable oil

With gasoline prices volatile and the Obama administration committed to easing the United States’ addiction to oil, Americans seem to be taking more interest in alternative fuels, including those derived from farm crops and other renewable organic sources. Among the most widely available are biodiesel and vegetable oil, both of which can be used to … 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

Development of Biodiesel in China

In 1983, Graham Quick, an American scientist, successfully applied methyl ester of flaxseed oil prepared by transesterification reaction to diesel engine for the first time, and proposed the concept of biodiesel, which was defined as renewable fatty acid monoester. Biodiesel can be mixed with petrochemical diesel in any proportion. It is a good substitute for … Read More

Low river levels in Germany continue to push biodiesel prices up

It is often argued that the EU biofuels policy drives prices for agricultural feedstock, yet there is nothing to prove this. When prices for agricultural commodities and staple foods exploded globally in 2007 and 2008 and prices became volatile as a result, the focus was on issues surrounding global nutrition. Continued famine and poverty since … Read More