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Author Bart, Jan C. J.

Title Biodiesel science and technology : from soil to oil / Jan C.J. Bart, Natale Palmeri and Stefano Cavallaro
Published Oxford : Woodhead ; Boca Raton, Fla. : CRC Press, 2010
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Description 1 online resource (xviii, 840 pages) : illustrations
Series Woodhead publishing series in energy ; no. 7
Woodhead Publishing in energy ; no. 7
Contents Biodiesel as a renewable energy source -- Development of non-food agricultural industries for biofuel applications -- Oleochemical sources: basic science, processing and applications of oils -- Vegetable oil formulations for utilisation as biofuels -- Feedstocks for biodiesel production -- Emerging new energy crops for biodiesel production -- Transesterification processes for biodiesel production from oils and fats -- Biodiesel catalysis -- Processes for biodiesel production from unrefined oils and fats -- Biocatalytic production of biodiesel -- Industrial process technology for biodiesel production -- Analytical methods and standards for quality assurance in biodiesel production -- Valorisation of the glycerol by-product from biodiesel production -- Sustainability and use of biodiesel -- Evolution of biodiesel and alternative diesel fuels -- Epilogue: outlook for biodiesel science and technology
Summary "Biodiesel production is a rapidly advancing field worldwide, with biodiesel fuel increasingly being used in compression ignition (diesel) engines. Biodiesel has been extensively studied and used in developed countries and is increasingly being introduced in developing countries, especially in regions with high potential for sustainable biodiesel production. Biodiesel Science and Technology provides a comprehensive reference on the technological developments involved in improving biodiesel quality and production capacity that are crucial to the future of the industry. This book begins by systematically reviewing feedstock resources and vegetable oil formulations, including the economics of vegetable oil conversion to diesel fuel. It also covers emerging energy crops for biodiesel production. The book then discusses the transesterification process, including chemical (catalysis) and biochemical (biocatalysis) processes, with extended coverage of industrial process technology and control methods and standards for biodiesel fuel quality assurance. Final chapters cover the sustainability, performance, and environmental issues of biodiesel production as well as routes to improve glycerol by-product usage and the development of next-generation products."--Publisher's description
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references, webography (pages 820-821) and index
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Subject Biodiesel fuels industry.
Biodiesel fuels.
Form Electronic book
Author Cavallaro, Stefano.
Palmeri, Natale.
ISBN 1613447922 (electronic bk.)
1845695917 (electronic bk.)
9781613447925 (electronic bk.)
9781845695910 (electronic bk.)