Location: Bio-oils ResearchTitle: Georges Chavanne and the first biodiesel
Submitted to: Inform
Publication Type: Trade Journal
Publication Acceptance Date: 5/15/2017
Publication Date: 7/6/2017
Citation: Knothe, G.H. 2017. Georges Chavanne and the first biodiesel. Inform. 28(7):21-24.
Technical Abstract: This article discusses the first production and use of a fuel around 1937 now called biodiesel, which is obtained from a vegetable or plant oil through a straightforward chemical reaction called transesterification. Biodiesel has become an alternative or supplement to conventional diesel fuel derived from petroleum. This work presages much current work on biodiesel such as production, properties, and performance. Therefore, it is of special interest to any party dealing with this kind of fuel.