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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Research Project: IMPROVING THE PERFORMANCE OF ALTERNATIVE FUELS AND CO-PRODUCTS FROM VEGETABLE OILS Title: Biodiesel and renewable diesel

Author
item KNOTHE, GERHARD

Submitted to: Inform
Publication Type: Popular Publication
Publication Acceptance Date: January 1, 2008
Publication Date: March 1, 2008
Citation: Knothe, G.H. 2008. Biodiesel and renewable diesel. Inform. 19(1):149-152.

Technical Abstract: Biodiesel is an alternative diesel fuel produced from vegetable oil, animal fats or waste oils. The process used in its production is known as transesterification. If vegetable oils or animal fats are subjected to a process similar for making diesel fuel derived from petroleum, a fuel called renewable diesel is obtained. This article compares various aspects such as production, properties, uses and impact of biodiesel and renewable diesel.

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