Advances in Biodiesel Production

Advances in Biodiesel Production

Processes and Technologies
Woodhead Publishing Series in Energy
2012, Pages 1-9
Advances in Biodiesel Production

1 - Introduction to advanced biodiesel production

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Abstract:

This introduction chapter highlights the environmental and economic benefits of second generation biodiesel production based on advanced processing strategies using non-edible oleaginous feedstock. An overview of the different technologies, including the development of innovative catalysts and new reactor concepts will be provided. Moreover, a list of potential feedstocks and new advances in glycerol valorisation will be also briefly reviewed.

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