Recent trends in biodiesel production
2015 (English)In: Biofuel Research Journal, Vol. 2, no 3, 258-267 p.Article in journal (Refereed) PublishedText
This article fully discusses the recent trends in the production of one the most attractive types of biofuels, i.e., biodiesel.with a focus on the existing obstacles for its large scale production. Moreover, recent innovations/improvements under three categories of upstream, mainstream, and downstream processes are also presented. Upstream strategies are mainly focused on seeking more sustainable oil feedstocks and/or enhancing the quality of waste-oriented ones. The mainstream strategies section highlights the numerous attempts made to enhance agitation efficiency including chemical and/or mechanical strategies. Finally, the innovative downstream strategies basically dealing with 1) separation of biodiesel and glycerin, 2) purification of biodiesel and glycerin, and 3) improving the characteristics of the produced fuel, are comprehensively reviewed.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2015. Vol. 2, no 3, 258-267 p.
Biofuels Production, Recent Trends, Biodiesel, Economizing, Upstream strategies, Downstream strategies
Engineering and Technology Environmental Biotechnology
Research subject Resource Recovery
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:hb:diva-8658DOI: 10.18331/BRJ2015.2.3.4OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hb-8658DiVA: diva2:896198