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Feedstocks and Processing Technologies

Edited by Margarita Stoytcheva

Autonomous University of Baja California, Mexico


Gisela Montero

Autonomous University of Baja California, Mexico

The book "Biodiesel: Feedstocks and Processing Technologies" is intended to provide a professional look on the recent achievements and emerging trends in biodiesel production. It includes 22 chapters, organized in two sections. The first book section: "Feedstocks for Biodiesel Production" covers issues associated with the utilization of cost effective non-edible raw materials and wastes, and the development of biomass feedstock with physical and chemical properties that facilitate it processing to biodiesel. These include Brassicaceae spp., cooking oils, animal fat wastes, oleaginous fungi, and algae. The second book section: "Biodiesel Production Methods" is devoted to the advanced techniques for biodiesel synthesis: supercritical transesterification, microwaves, radio frequency and ultrasound techniques, reactive distillation, and optimized transesterification processes making use of solid catalysts and immobilized enzymes. The adequate and up-to-date information provided in this book should be of interest for research scientist, students, and technologists, involved in biodiesel production.

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BiodieselFeedstocks and Processing TechnologiesEdited by Margarita Stoytcheva

Published: November 9th 2011

DOI: 10.5772/1094

ISBN: 978-953-307-713-0

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-953-51-4407-6

Copyright year: 2011

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128388 Total Chapter Downloads

90 Crossref Citations

225 Web of Science Citations

254 Dimensions Citations


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1. Non Edible Oils: Raw Materials for Sustainable Biodiesel

By C.L. Bianchi, C. Pirola, D.C. Boffito, A. Di Fronzo, G. Carvoli, D. Barnabè, R. Bucchi and A. Rispoli


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2. Biodiesel Production from Waste Cooking Oil

By Carlos A. Guerrero F., Andrés Guerrero-Romero and Fabio E. Sierra


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3. Animal Fat Wastes for Biodiesel Production

By Vivian Feddern, Anildo Cunha Junior, Marina Celant De Prá, Paulo Giovanni de Abreu, Jonas Irineu dos Santos Filho, Martha Mayumi Higarashi, Mauro Sulenta and Arlei Coldebella


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4. Getting Lipids for Biodiesel Production from Oleaginous Fungi

By Maddalena Rossi, Alberto Amaretti, Stefano Raimondi and Alan Leonardi


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5. Microbial Biodiesel Production - Oil Feedstocks Produced from Microbial Cell Cultivations

By Jianguo Zhang and Bo Hu


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6. Algal Biomass and Biodiesel Production

By Emad A. Shalaby


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7. Microalgae as Feedstocks for Biodiesel Production

By Jin Liu, Junchao Huang and Feng Chen


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8. Eco-Physiological Barriers and Technological Advances for Biodiesel Production from Microalgae

By Simrat Kaur, Mohan C. Kalita, Ravi B. Srivastava and Charles Spillane


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9. Advantages and Challenges of Microalgae as a Source of Oil for Biodiesel

By Melinda J. Griffiths, Reay G. Dicks, Christine Richardson and Susan T. L. Harrison


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10. An Integrated Waste-Free Biomass Utilization System for an Increased Productivity of Biofuel and Bioenergy

By László Kótai, János Szépvölgyi, János Bozi, István Gács, Szabolcs Bálint, Ágnes Gömöry, András Angyal, János Balogh, Zhibin Li, Moutong Chen, Chen Wang and Baiquan Chen


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11. Production of Biodiesel via In-Situ Supercritical Methanol Transesterification

By Asnida Yanti Ani, Mohd Azlan Mohd Ishak and Khudzir Ismail


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12. Transesterification in Supercritical Conditions

By Somkiat Ngamprasertsith and Ruengwit Sawangkeaw


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13. Alternative Methods for Fatty Acid Alkyl-Esters Production: Microwaves, Radio-Frequency and Ultrasound

By Paula Mazo, Gloria Restrepo and Luis Rios


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14. Transesterification by Reactive Distillation for Synthesis and Characterization of Biodiesel

By G.B.Shinde, V.S.Sapkal, R.S.Sapkal and N.B.Raut


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15. Gas-Liquid Process, Thermodynamic Characteristics (19 Blends), Efficiency & Environmental Impacts, SEM Particulate Matter Analysis and On-Road Bus Trial of a Proven NOx Less Biodiesel

By Kandukalpatti Chinnaraj Velappan and Nagarajan Vedaraman


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16. Biodiesel Production with Solid Catalysts

By Feng Guo and Zhen Fang


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17. Heterogeneous Catalysts Based on H3PW12O40 Heteropolyacid for Free Fatty Acids Esterification

By Marcio Jose da Silva, Abiney Lemos Cardoso, Fernanda de Lima Menezes, Aline Mendes de Andrade and Manuel Gonzalo Hernandez Terrones


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18. An Alternative Eco-Friendly Avenue for Castor Oil Biodiesel: Use of Solid Supported Acidic Salt Catalyst

By Amrit Goswami


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19. The Immobilized Lipases in Biodiesel Production

By Margarita Stoytcheva, Gisela Montero, Lydia Toscano, Velizar Gochev and Benjamin Valdez


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20. Progress in Vegetable Oils Enzymatic Transesterification to Biodiesel - Case Study

By Ana Aurelia Chirvase, Luminita Tcacenco, Nicoleta Radu and Irina Lupescu


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21. Adsorption in Biodiesel Refining - A Review

By Carlos Vera, Mariana Busto, Juan Yori, Gerardo Torres, Debora Manuale, Sergio Canavese and Jorge Sepúlveda


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