biodiesel production process Articles

  • Process optimisation of base catalysed transesterification of Karanja oil for biodiesel production

    Biodiesel has been receiving increasing attention due to its renewable nature, lower pollution potential and green house gas benefit compared to mineral diesel. There are numerous factors, which affect the yield of biodiesel in a transesterification process such as reaction temperature, molar ratio of alcohol to oil, catalyst concentration, stirring speed, reaction time, etc. These variables are ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • A feasibility study on beef tallow conversion to some esters for biodiesel production

    Background:Nowadays, management and recycling of industrial by-products are one of the most important issues in developing and developed countries. Beef tallow is one of these residues produced in slaughter houses and primarily is utilized in soap production industry. However, when this industry is overloaded, the extra fats are usually incinerated or disposed in a sanitary landfill. However, ...

  • Sustainability assessment of microalgal biodiesel production processes: an exergetic analysis approach with Aspen Plus

    Biodiesel production growth rate keeps increasing every year with the hope of replacing fossil based liquid fuel which is near exhaustion. Energy efficiency methods coupled with environmental and economic sustainabilities would render biodiesel production attractive. Algal cultivation and oil extraction processes are found to be energy intensive hence exergy destructive. This study presents the ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • GHG balance of biodiesel production and consumption in EU

    The promotion of biofuels as energy for transportation in the industrialised countries is mainly driven by the perspective of oil depletion, concerns about energy security and global warming. Nevertheless, the production of biofuels entails emissions to the environment coming from the different stages in the product life cycle. This paper evaluates the environmental impact of pure rapeseed ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Parametric study of biodiesel quality and yield using a bench-top processor

    Biodiesel is a renewable liquid fuel alternative to petrodiesel. It is produced by the transesterification of vegetable oil and alcohol in the presence of a catalyst. A 1.5 L bench-top biodiesel processor was constructed to study the effect of feedstock and operating conditions on the conversion and the biodiesel quality. Biodiesel was produced from several oil feedstocks using methanol and ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Mid-infrared analysis of biodiesel

    The biodiesel industry is growing rapidly. and so is the need for analysis 10 ensure quality product and keep biodiesel in good standing. Biodiesellhat has residual glycerin, glycer· ides, or inorganic salts from the production process can cause problems such as Iilter plugging and injector coking in a diesel engine. The biodiesel blend ralio also can affect cold weather performance, lax ...


    By Spectro Scientific

  • How is biodiesel produced?

    This article is the first in a series that will take a close look at alternative fuels production and source materials. Over the next several months, we will cover natural gas, propane, ethanol, hydrogen, and fuel cells. This month, we will focus on biodiesel. Methods for creating fuels from renewable biomass feedstocks have been used since the 1800s. Vegetable oils were used in diesel engines ...

  • Optimum reaction time, performance and exhaust emissions of biodiesel produced by microwave irradiation

    While transesterification is well established, there remain considerable inefficiencies in existing transesterification processes. In this study an alternative energy stimulant, ‘‘microwave irradiation’’ was used for the production of the alternative energy source, biodiesel. The optimum parametric conditions obtained from the conventional ...

  • Safe environment using biodiesel blend

    The biodiesel blend is more environmentally friendly, than standard types of fuel which has a crude oil base. It only radiates the carbon dioxide necessary for growth of plants. It doesn’t contain sulfur and other unfriendly contaminates. It has better burning process, because there is more mass of oxygen and it is biological product which quickly decays therefore doesn’t threaten ...

  • Potential for Biodiesel as a Commercial Enterprise

    Untitled Document Oregon agencies are active in supporting an infrastructure to develop ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • Future of diesel engines with biodiesel economy

    Biofuel is a fuel from biological raw materials. Any animal or vegetable fat can become raw materials for production of the natural diesel practically. Biodiesel economy is really changed after technology was allowed to make fuel from algas, commercial crops, animal fats and even the fulfilled culinary oils can become the most widespread source of fats. This fuel is safe in production and use, ...

  • Making biodiesel blends fuel is simple

    Biodiesel is made in the process of transesterification of vegetable oil by methanol, although sometimes ethanol or isopropyl alcohol are used instead. The ration is approximately 200 kg of methanol per 1 ton of oil (plus potassium or sodium hydroxide). Process temperature is approximately 60°С, no pressure increase is required. After the transesterification reaction, the content of ...

  • Biodiesel Analysis with Mid Infrared - From Feedstock to Fuel

    Introduction The biofuels industry is growing rapidly and so is the need for analysis to ensure quality product. The parameters for quality biodiesel require different types of instruments and measurement systems, such as gas chromatographs (GC), titrators, centrifuges, infrared spectrometers... Although claims are out there for the analyzer that will do it all, unfortunately there is no one ...


    By Spectro Scientific

  • Biodiesel Analysis With Portable Midinfrared Analyzers

    Biodiesel sales in the U.S. increased from 75 million gallons in 2005 to 250 million gallons in 2006. As ol September 2007, 165 companies arc producing biodiesel and 85 plants are under construction- Along with this rapid growth in production is the iuviI to ensure quality product* Methods fur specifications offinished biodiesel fuels include ASTM D 6751, ON 14214, and DIN 51606. The rest ...


    By Spectro Scientific

  • Future of diesel engines with biodiesel economy

    Biofuel is a fuel from biological raw materials. Any animal or vegetable fat can become raw materials for production of the natural diesel practically. Biodiesel economy is really changed after technology was allowed to make fuel from algas, commercial crops, animal fats and even the fulfilled culinary oils can become the most widespread source of fats. This fuel is safe in production and use, it ...

  • Biodiesel production from high FFA crude rice bran oil and investigation on its properties as CI engine fuel

    This study is an attempt to convert high free fatty acid (FFA) crude rice bran oil (CRBO) into biodiesel and to evaluate whether the biodiesel obtained meets the biodiesel quality standards prescribed by ASTM D 6751-07b. CRBO was subjected to a two-step transesterification process using HCl and NaOH as acid and base catalyst respectively with a 15% v/v of methanol to oil ratio. This process ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Biofuel production in a kraft pulp and paper Mill: Evaluation of the potential and profitability

    “Our team popped up” to address the main goal of greenhouse gas reduction through the production of biodiesel at kraft pulp and paper mills (KPPM), said Merja Strengell. Strengell summarized future challenges for integrated biorefineries and biofuel plants.Challenges include competition for raw material; process technology, which “doesn’t exist yet at the industrial scale”; the complex process ...

  • The impact of biodiesel policy over raw material acquisition: a study about Brazilian Biodiesel National Programme

    The aim of this article is to highlight and discuss the impacts of National Programme for Production and Use of Biodiesel - PNPB. This programme has some unique characteristics such as the incentive to social inclusion and local development by family farmers inclusion as oilseeds suppliers of biodiesel production, in this sense this study focus on biodiesel producer acquisition of raw material ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Perfect products for fuel consumption

    In present time fuel customers get offered a row of perfect products for fuel consumption enhancement, processes of combustion, both in petrol engines for cars, and to the diesel. All additives to petroleum are harmless to the car and serve as protection against the low-quality fuel which has got to a tank and will increase saving. They will secure and will burn any petroleum and if fuel is a ...

  • Hielscher – Ultrasonic Transesterification of Oil to Biodiesel Improves Reaction Speed and Yield

     Ultrasonication can improve the conversion processing of vegetable oils or animal fats to biodiesel by improved mixing and enhanced chemical activity. The manufacturing of biodiesel from oils (e.g. soy, canola, sunflower seed) or animal fats, involves the base-catalyzed transesterification of fatty acids with methanol to give the corresponding methyl esters. The conventional esterification ...


    By Hielscher Ultrasonics GmbH

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