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Recent trends in biodiesel production
Microbial Biotechnology Department, Agricultural Biotechnology Research Institute of Iran (ABRII.
Department of Chemical Engineering, Isfahan University of Technology.
University of Borås, Faculty of Textiles, Engineering and Business. (Swedish Centre of Resource Recovery)ORCID iD: 0000-002-1456-1840
6 Center for Environmental Research and Technology (CE-CERT), Bourns College of Engineering, University of California.
2015 (English)In: Biofuel Research Journal, Vol. 2, no 3, 258-267 p.Article in journal (Refereed) PublishedText
Abstract [en]

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.

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2015. Vol. 2, no 3, 258-267 p.
Keyword [en]
Biofuels Production, Recent Trends, Biodiesel, Economizing, Upstream strategies, Downstream strategies
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Engineering and Technology Environmental Biotechnology
Research subject
Resource Recovery
URN: urn:nbn:se:hb:diva-8658DOI: 10.18331/BRJ2015.2.3.4OAI: diva2:896198
Available from: 2016-01-20 Created: 2016-01-20 Last updated: 2016-02-15Bibliographically approved

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