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Evaluation of alternative feedstocks for production of biodiesel


1.    Moser, B. R., Knothe, G., Vaughn, S. F., and Isbell, T. A. Production and evaluation of biodiesel from field pennycress (Thlaspi arvense L.) oil.  Energy Fuels.  23:4149-4155.  2009.


2.    Moser, B. R. and Vaughn, S. F. Evaluation of alkyl esters from Camelina sativa oil as biodiesel and as blend components in ultra low-sulfur diesel fuel.  Bioresource Technol.  101:646-653.  2010.


3.    Moser, B. R., Knothe, G. and Cermak, S. C. Biodiesel from meadowfoam (Limnanthes alba L.) seed oil: oxidative stability and unusual fatty acid composition. Energy Environ. Sci.  3:318-327.  2010.


4.    Moser, B. R., Eller, F. J., Tisserat, B. H. and Gravett, A. Preparation of fatty acid methyl esters from osage orange (Maclura pomifera) oil and evaluation as biodiesel. Energy Fuels.  25:1869-1877.  2011.


5.    Moser, B. R.and Vaughn, S. F.  Biodiesel from corn distillers dried grains with solubles: preparation, evaluation and properties.  Bioenergy Research.  5:439-449.  2012.  


6.    Moser, B. R., Dien, B. S., Seliskar, D. M. and Gallagher, J. L. Seashore mallow (Kosteletzkya pentacarpos) as a salt-tolerant feedstock for production of biodiesel and ethanol.  Renewable Energy.  50:833-839.  2013.


Correlating structure and composition of biodiesel to fuel properties


1.    Moser, B. R. Comparative oxidative stability of fatty acid alkyl esters by accelerated methods.  J. Am. Oil Chem. Soc.  86:699-706.  2009.


2.    Moser, B. R. Influence of extended storage on fuel properties of methyl esters prepared from canola, palm, soybean and sunflower oils.  Renewable Energy. 36:1221-1226.  2011.


3.    Moser, B. R.and Vaughn, S. F.  Efficacy of fatty acid profile as a tool for screening feedstocks for biodiesel production.  Biomass Bioenergy.  37:31-41.  2012.


4.    Moser, B. R. Impact of fatty ester composition on low temperature properties of biodiesel-petroleum diesel blends.  Fuel.  115:500-506.  2014.


Influence of blending biodiesel with diesel fuel and other biodiesel fuels


1.    Moser, B. R. Influence of blending canola, palm, soybean, and sunflower oil methyl esters on fuel properties of biodiesel.  Energy Fuels.  22:4301-4306.  2008.


2.    Moser, B. R., Williams, A., Haas, M. J. and McCormick, R. L. Exhaust emissions and fuel properties of partially hydrogenated soybean oil methyl esters blended with ultra low sulfur diesel fuel.  Fuel Process. Technol.  90:1122-1128.  2009.


  1. Joshi, H., Moser, B. R., Toler, J., Smith, W. F. and Walker, T. Effects of blending alcohols with poultry fat methyl esters on cold flow properties.  Renewable Energy. 35:2207-2210.  2010.


4.    Moser, B. R. Complementary blending of meadowfoam seed oil methyl esters with biodiesel prepared from soybean and waste cooking oils to enhance fuel properties. Energy Environ. Sci.  4:2160-2167.  2011.


5.    Joshi, H., Moser, B. R. and Walker, T. Mixed alkyl esters from cottonseed oil: improved biodiesel properties and blends with diesel fuel.  J. Am. Oil Chem. Soc. 89:145-153.  2011.


6.    Moser, B. R. Efficacy of specific gravity as a tool for prediction of biodiesel-petroleum diesel blend ratio.  Fuel.  99:254-261.  2012. 


Identification of fuel property enhancing additives for biodiesel


1.    Moser, B. R., Cermak, S. R. and Isbell, T. A. Evaluation of castor and lesquerella oil derivatives as additives in biodiesel and ultralow sulfur diesel fuels.  Energy Fuels.  22:1349-1352.  2008.


2.    Moser, B. R. Efficacy of myricetin as an antioxidant in methyl esters of soybean oil. Eur. J. Lipid Sci. Technol.  110:1167-1174.  2008.


3.    Joshi, H., Moser, B. R., Shah, S. N., Mandalika, A. and Walker, T. Improvement of fuel properties of cottonseed oil methyl esters with commercial additives.  Eur. J. Lipid Sci. Technol.  112:802-809.  2010.


4.    Joshi, H., Moser, B. R., Toler, J., Smith, W. F. and Walker, T. Ethyl levulinate: a possible bio-based diluent for biodiesel which improves cold flow properties. Biomass Bioenergy.  35:3262-3266.  2011.


5.    Moser, B. R. Efficacy of gossypol as an antioxidant additive in biodiesel.  Renewable Energy.  40:65-70.  2012.




1.    Moser, B. R.Biodiesel production, properties, and feedstocks.  In Vitro Cell. Dev. Biol.-Plant.  45:229-266.  2009.


2.    Moser, B. R.Camelina (Camelina sativa L.) oil as a biofuels feedstock: golden opportunity or false hope?  Lipid Technol.  22:270-273.  2010.


3.    Moser, B. R.  Biodiesel from alternative feedstocks: camelina and field pennycress.  Biofuels.  3:193-209.  2012.


4.    Moser, B. R. Proposed technological improvements to ensure biodiesel's continued survival as a significant alternative to diesel fuel.  Biofuels.  5:5-8.  2014.