Submitted to: Book Chapter
Publication Type: Book / Chapter
Publication Acceptance Date: March 31, 2010
Publication Date: June 11, 2010
Citation: Dunn, R.O. 2010. Other Alternative Diesel Fuels from Vegetable Oils and Animal Fats. In: Knothe, G., Krahl, J., Van Gerpen, J., editors. The Biodiesel Handbook. 2nd edition. Urbana, IL: AOCS Press. p. 405-438. Technical Abstract: The energy crises of the 1970’s and early 1980’s provided impetus for developing alternative diesel fuels from vegetable oils and animal fats. Other driving forces may be derived from the Clean Air Act and its amendments and farmers desire to develop new uses for surplus agricultural commodities. This chapter reviews competing technologies for converting vegetable oils and animal fats into diesel fuel besides biodiesel.