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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: Will biodiesel derived from algal oils live up to its promise? A fuel property assessment

Author
item Knothe, Gerhard

Submitted to: Lipid Technology
Publication Type: Trade Journal
Publication Acceptance Date: October 31, 2011
Publication Date: November 15, 2011
Citation: Knothe, G.H. 2011. Will biodiesel derived from algal oils live up to its promise? A fuel property assessment. Lipid Technology. 23(11):247-249.

Technical Abstract: Algae have been attracting considerable attention as a source of biodiesel recently. This attention is largely due to the claimed high production potential of algal oils while circumventing the food vs. fuel issue. However, the properties of biodiesel fuels derived from algal oils have been only sparsely documented or discussed. This article discusses the properties of biodiesel derived from algal oils as they may be expected based on known fatty acid profiles.

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