Microreactor could make biodiesel production simpler, more affordable
- Microreactor could make biodiesel production simpler, more affordable. // Refrigerated Transporter;May2006, Vol. 41 Issue 12, p16
The article reports on the development of a microreactor that produces biodiesel made from vegetable oil and alcohol by the researchers at Oregon State University in Corvallis. The new microreactor bypasses expensive and time-consuming biodiesel production methods currently in use. It relies on...
- Phase Distributions of Alcohol, Glycerol, and Catalyst in the Transesterification of Soybean Oil. Weiyang Zhou; Boocock, D. G. B. // Journal of the American Oil Chemists' Society (JAOCS);Dec2006, Vol. 83 Issue 12, p1047
Two-phase base-catalyzed transesterification of vegetable oils is the most common method for making biodiesel. The reaction starts as separate oil and alcohol phases. At the end of the reaction, the mixture, if allowed to settle, consists of an upper ester-rich layer and a lower glycerol-rich...
- Lipase-mediated transformation of vegetable oils into biodiesel using propan-2-ol as acyl acceptor. Modi, Mukesh Kumar; Reddy, J. R. C.; Rao, B. V. S. K.; Prasad, R. B. N. // Biotechnology Letters;May2006, Vol. 28 Issue 9, p637
Propan-2-ol was used as an acyl acceptor for immobilized lipase-catalyzed preparation of biodiesel. The optimum conditions for transesterification of crude jatropha (Jatropha curcas), karanj (Pongamia pinnata) and sunflower (Helianthus annuus) oils were 10% Novozym-435 (immobilized Candida...
- Analyzing Biodiesel: Standards and Other Methods. Knothe, Gerhard // Journal of the American Oil Chemists' Society (JAOCS);Oct2006, Vol. 83 Issue 10, p823
Biodiesel occupies a prominent position among the alternatives to conventional petrodiesel fuel owing to various technical and economic factors. It is obtained by reacting the parent vegetable oil or fat with an alcohol (transesterification) in the presence of a catalyst to give the...
- Bootleg Fuel. Seidman, David // Boating;Jan2013, Vol. 86 Issue 1, p24
The article offers step-by-step instructions for creating biofuel from vegetable oils.
- Restaurant fats grease wheels of alternative energy source. // Nation's Restaurant News;06/11/2001, Vol. 35 Issue 24, p116
Focuses on the relevance of biodiesel, a renewable resource produced from vegetable oils in the United States. Availability of biodiesel fuel in the market; Sources of the fuel; Conversion of restaurant trap grease.
- WITHDRAWN: Microwave irradiated transesterification process for the biodiesel production from coconut oil using modeling and optimization. Thimgnanasambandham, K.; Shine, K. // Process Safety & Environmental Protection: Transactions of the I;Jul2016, Vol. 102 Issue Part B, p106
A correction to the article "Microwave irradiated transesterification process for the biodiesel production from coconut oil using modeling and optimization" is presented.
- Oil-for Fuel Program. // Food Management;Apr2007, Vol. 42 Issue 4, p14
The article discusses the programs that the U.S. government and schools implement on biodiesel. The author cites that the government and the Environmental Protection Agency has financed several student-led research programs on biodiesel. Other schools have their initiative also, including the...
- USED COOKING OIL TURNED INTO DIESEL FUEL. // BioCycle;May2002, Vol. 43 Issue 5, p42
Focuses on the Biodiesel Project of the Chewonki Foundation which concerns the production of renewable biodiesel from vegetable oil. Estimated volume of biodiesel produced from the project; Reaction vessel and other equipment used for the production of biodiesel; Process of recycling cooking...