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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Research Project: VEGETABLE OIL-BASED FUELS, ADDITIVES AND COPRODUCTS

Location: Bio-oils Research Unit

Title: Optimizing biodiesel composition and properties

Author
item KNOTHE, GERHARD

Submitted to: Trade Journal Publication
Publication Type: Trade Journal
Publication Acceptance Date: March 24, 2011
Publication Date: April 30, 2011
Citation: Knothe, G.H. 2011. Optimizing biodiesel composition and properties. Biodiesel Magazine. p. 8.

Interpretive Summary: Interpretive summary is not required.

Technical Abstract: Biodiesel is an alternative diesel fuel prepared from vegetable oils, animal fats or other oil-containing materials. While it is technically competitive with conventional diesel fuel derived from petroleum, some of its fuel properties still require improvement. This article briefly summarizes the technical approaches to solving these problems with an emphasis on approaches that modify the major components of biodiesel.

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