Biodiesel


Biodiesel

Definition

Mono-alkyl esters of long chain fatty acids derived from vegetable oils or animal fats for use in diesel engines. It refers to pure fuel before blending with conventional diesel fuel. Blends are denoted as, "BXX" with "XX" representing the percentage of biodiesel

Definition

Mono-alkyl esters of long chain fatty acids derived from vegetable oils or animal fats for use in diesel engines. It refers to pure fuel before blending with conventional diesel fuel. Blends are denoted as, "BXX" with "XX" representing the percentage of biodiesel contained in the blend (ie: B20 is 20% biodiesel, 80% petroleum diesel).

Authoritative On-line References and Resources

http://www.eere.energy.gov/afdc/fuels/biodiesel.html The US Department of Energy's Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy has an Alternative Fuels and Advanced Vehicles Data Center containing key information on all biofuels.
contained in the blend (ie: B20 is 20% biodiesel, 80% petroleum diesel).

Authoritative On-line References and Resources

http://www.eere.energy.gov/afdc/fuels/biodiesel.html The US Department of Energy's Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy has an Alternative Fuels and Advanced Vehicles Data Center containing key information on all biofuels

Description

Fuel derived from biomass.

Authoritative On-line References and Resources

http://www.biofuelstp.eu/ The European Biofuels Technology Platform is upportd by the European Commission and aims to help develop cost-competitive, world class biofuel technology, contribute to the creation of a European biofuels industry and to identify the research needed to achieve this.
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