biodiesel


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biodiesel

An alternative fuel for internal combustion engines, which is produced from soybean, rapeseed, corn and other plant oils, as well as animal fats.

Pros
Fewer sulphur fumes, particulate matter,and carcinogens when subjected to internal combustion than petroleum-based fuels.
 
Cons
Unlikely to replace petroleum products given the potential demand; high costs of producing biodiesel from food crops.
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In addition to the analytical part, the report provides a range of tables and figures which all together give a true insight into the national, regional and global markets for biodiesel.
Biodiesel is the nation's fastest-growing alternative fuel in the country, according to the National Biodiesel Board, a trade association based in Missouri.
Staff members have access to mapping software linked to a data base of retail outlets carrying biodiesel.
The biodiesel people have found a way to reduce the viscosity of vegetable oil in cold temperatures by chemically altering the molecules of the fat in the oil.
Upon completion, the facility will be one of the world's first biodiesel production plants to be fully integrated with a soybean processing plant.
Biodiesel emits 78 percent less carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions than petroleum diesel, according to the National Biodiesel Board, but it's not necessarily squeaky green.
Biodiesel production typically begins with vegetable oil and an alcohol.
Biodiesel can be put directly into the tank of any diesel vehicle.
Today, biodiesel is on the verge of going mainstream.
Brazil's reason for developing biodiesel parallels the Americans' economic motive for developing it, as opposed to the European's ecological one," says Miguel Dabdoub, head of biodiesel research at USP Ribeirao Preto.
com/research/8c005d/advances_in_biodie) has announced the addition of Woodhead Publishing Ltd's new book "Advances in Biodiesel Production: Processes and Technologies" to their offering.
com)-- Sam Houston State University has chosen the B-60 Biodiesel processor as a hands-on educational tool to show students how to make renewable energy.