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Publication year: 2008

ISBN: 978-1-84628-995-8

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Environmental and political concerns are generating a growing interest in alternative engine fuels such as biodiesel. Biodiesel is a renewable energy source produced from natural oils and fats, which can be used as a substitute for petroleum diesel without the need for diesel engine modification. In addition to being biodegradable and non-toxic, biodiesel is also essentially free of sulfur and aromatics, producing lower exhaust emissions than conventional gasoline whilst providing similar properties in terms of fuel efficiency.

Subject: Chemistry and Materials Science, Catalyst, Supercritical Methanol, Transesterification, Vegetable Oil, biodiesel, biofuel