The contributors to this text cover the chemistry and practice of biodiesel production, supply of used cooking oil and other chemicals, vehicle consideration, environment agency and customs & excise, and plant design and construction using readily-available materials.
The global bestseller has now come to Amazon.com! The New 2012 edition is here! The global bestseller is now in paperback. Over 350 pages, and over 80 pages of new material. Including... * Locating algal strains in your environment, * Where to buy algae strains world-wide. * Building a low-cost algae lab, * Building an algal "bio-pond", * Building a "Backyard Open Pond" * Building a low cost photo bio-reactor. *Commercial production concepts. And much, much more It's all here and more if you want to understand the concepts and how to get in on the cutting edge of 21st. century fuel making.
For anyone who is trying to keep up with the extremely rapid developments in the biodiesel industry, the second edition of Biodiesel: Growing a New Energy Economy is an invaluable aid. The breathtaking speed with which biodiesel has gained acceptance in the marketplace in the past few years has been exceeded only by the proliferation of biodiesel production facilities around the United States--and the world--only to confront new social and environmental challenges and criticisms. The international survey of the biodiesel industry has been expanded from 40 to more than 80 countries, reflecting the spectacular growth of the industry around the world. This section also tracks the dramatic shifts in the fortunes of the industry that have taken place in some of these nations. The detailed chapters that cover the industry in the United States have also been substantially rewritten to keep abreast of its many new developments and explosive domestic growth. An expanded section on small-scale, local biodiesel production has been added to better represent this small but growing part of the industry. Another new section has been added to more fully explore the increasingly controversial issues of deforestation and food versus fuel, as well as GMO crops. The second edition concludes with updated views on where the industry is headed in the years to come from some of its key players.
Your Alternative Fuel Solution for Saving Money, Reducing Oil Dependency, Helping the Planet
Author: Guy Purcella
Publisher: Ulysses Press
Provides up-to-date coverage of how to produce fuel for diesel cars and trucks inexpensively, challenging popular misconceptions about biodiesel while citing its benefits, in a guide that addresses such topics as safety, making custom batches, and avoiding common pitfalls. Original.
Biodiesel—a fuel substitute produced from vegetable oils, animal fats, or algae—is one of the most important renewable natural resources for agrarian countries. The justification for developing biodiesel as an alternate fuel is manifold, and rising crude oil prices and the vulnerability of energy security have made biodiesel necessary and inevitable. The Practical Handbook on Biodiesel Production and Properties has assembled and analyzed the recent trends of biodiesel research, production, and implementation. It includes practical guidance on the identification of plant resources and their distribution, botanical description, palynology, oil extraction, production process, and biodiesel yield. The production and usage of biodiesel will strengthen the agricultural sector, provide energy to remote areas without access to conventional energy, contribute towards economic development, and increase industrial activity. Drawing on both scientific and participatory processes, this book enables the successful utilization and commercialization of biofuel technology.
Biodiesel: A Realistic Fuel Alternative for Diesel Engines describes the production and characterization of biodiesel. The book also presents current experimental research work in the field, including techniques to reduce biodiesel’s high viscosity. Researchers in renewable energy, as well as fuel engineers, will discover a myriad of new ideas and promising possibilities.
Author: Jan C.J. Bart,N Palmeri,Stefano CavallaroPublish On: 2010-02-19
From Soil to Oil
Author: Jan C.J. Bart,N Palmeri,Stefano Cavallaro
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 utilised in developed countries, and it is increasingly being introduced in developing countries, especially in regions with high potential for sustainable biodiesel production. Initial sections systematically review feedstock resources and vegetable oil formulations, including the economics of vegetable oil conversion to diesel fuel, with additional coverage of emerging energy crops for biodiesel production. Further sections review 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. Biodiesel science and technology: From soil to oil provides a comprehensive reference to fuel engineers, researchers and academics on the technological developments involved in improving biodiesel quality and production capacity that are crucial to the future of the industry. Evaluates biodiesel as a renewable energy source and documents global biodiesel development The outlook for biodiesel science and technology is presented exploring the challenges faced by the global diesel industry Reviews feedstock resources and vegetable oil formation including emerging crops and the agronomic potential of underexploited oil crops
Includes: background and philosophy of New Generation Coops (NGCs); NGCs vs. conventional coops; initiation and implementation of NGCs; producing methyl ester/biodiesel from soybean oil under conventional and new generation coop ownership and operation; conventional soybean marketing and processing; traditional system and NGC system; an illustrative case of a new generation coop owning and operating a community-based soybean processing/transesterification plant; biodiesel production potential in Central Missouri on a per acre basis; and the economics of an illustrative application of retained ownership on a per bushel basis.
Author: Asian Development BankPublish On: 2011-02-01
Author: Asian Development Bank
Publisher: Asian Development Bank
This report contains a detailed assessment of the status and potential for the development of biofuels in Myanmar and presents a country strategy for biofuels development consistent with the Greater Mekong Subregion Regional Strategic Framework for Biofuel Development. The findings were endorsed at the Fifth Meeting of the Greater Mekong Subregion Working Group on Agriculture on 22-24 September 2008 in Vientiane, the Lao People's Democratic Republic.