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Biodiesel- Quality, Emissions and By-Products

Edited by Gisela Montero and Margarita Stoytcheva, ISBN 978-953-307-784-0, 380 pages, Publisher: InTech, Chapters published November 16, 2011 under CC BY 3.0 license
DOI: 10.5772/2284

This book entitled "Biodiesel: Quality, Emissions and By-products" covers topics related to biodiesel quality, performance of combustion engines that use biodiesel and the emissions they generate. New routes to determinate biodiesel properties are proposed and the process how the raw material source, impurities and production practices can affect the quality of the biodiesel is analyzed. In relation to the utilization of biofuel, the performance of combustion engines fuelled by biodiesel and biodiesels blends are evaluated. The applications of glycerol, a byproduct of the biodiesel production process as a feedstock for biotechnological processes, and a key compound of the biorefinery of the future is also emphasized.