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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Title: Current Status of Biodiesel and Related Research

Authors
item Knothe, Gerhard
item Dunn, Robert

Submitted to: Great Lakes Canola Association Newsletter
Publication Type: Trade Journal
Publication Acceptance Date: September 20, 2000
Publication Date: December 20, 2000
Citation: KNOTHE, G.H., DUNN, R.O. CURRENT STATUS OF BIODIESEL AND RELATED RESEARCH. GREAT LAKES CANOLA ASSOCIATION NEWSLETTER. 2000.

Technical Abstract: Biodiesel is a promising alternative diesel fuel derived from vegetable oils, animal fats or used frying oils. This article presents a lay overview of the status of biodiesel. Areas briefly discussed are historical aspects, economic and regulatory issues, conversion of feedstock to biodiesel fuel, research problems and technical comparison to petroleum-derived diesel fuel.

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