Submitted to: Great Lakes Canola Association Newsletter
Publication Type: Trade Journal
Publication Acceptance Date: 9/20/2000
Publication Date: 12/20/2000
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.