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BioFacts: Fueling a stronger economy, Biodiesel. Revision 2

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Biodiesel is a substitute for or an additive to diesel fuel that is derived from the oils and fats of plants. It is an alternative fuel that can be used in diesel engines and provides power similar to conventional diesel fuel. It is a biodegradable transportation fuel that contributes little, if any, net carbon dioxide or sulfur to the atmosphere, and is low in particulate emission. It is a renewable, domestically produced liquid fuel that can help reduce US dependence on foreign oil imports. This overview presents the resource potential, history, processing techniques, US DOE programs cost and utilization potential of biodiesel fuels

Topics: Biomass, Esters, Diesel Fuels, Esterification, 33 Advanced Propulsion Systems, Lipids, Synthetic Fuels, 09 Biomass Fuels
Publisher: National Renewable Energy Laboratory (U.S.)
Year: 1995
DOI identifier: 10.2172/45533
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Provided by: UNT Digital Library
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