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Biodiesel Production Technology


August 2002–January 2004

J. Van Gerpen, B. Shanks, and R. Pruszko, D. Clements, G. Knothe

 National Renewable Energy Laboratory


Biodiesel Production Technology


1. Basics of Biodiesel Production

2. Basic Organic Chemistry

3. Biodiesel Specifications and Properties

 Biodiesel Production Processes

4. Types of Biodiesel Production

5. Basic Plant Equipment and Operation

6. Chemical Plant Controls

7. Pretreatment of High Free Fatty Acid Feedstocks

8. Patent Discussion

9. Patent List for Biodiesel

10. Post Reaction Processing

11. Treatment and Recovery of Side

 Biodiesel Plant Logistics

12. Feedstock Preparation

13. Feedstock Quality Issues

14. Plant Safety

15. Biodiesel Transportation and Storage

16. Product Quality


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One Comment

  1. Biodiesel is a fuel that is made from soy beans, or waste vegetable oil(cooking oil). It can be used in place of petroleum diesel fuel for vehicles or heating oil for buildings. Unlike petroleum diesel, biodiesel is a renewable resource, and it creates less pollution than petroleum diesel. It can be used alone or in combination with petroleum diesel, or with heating oil. Generally, no expensive modifications to the engines are required. This makes it easier to integrate biodiesel into current systems than other alternative energy sources, which often require new equipment. ”

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