Tag: biodiesel

Biodiesel, a clean source of energy

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article image The world population is growing rapidly as a result fuel demands are increasing. However, natural resources of energy (crude oil, gas and coal) are diminishing with the passage of time. According to the CIA World Fact book, we are finishing all of the known reserves of crude oil by 2052, gas by 2060 and coal by 2088. Due to the ever diminishing fossil fuels and, increasing fuel demands combined with environmental pollution concerns, the world has been focusing on the development of…Read More

Microalgae as a sustainable feedstock for biodiesel

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article image POPULATION OF the world is increasing rapidly and therefore, need for energy is expected to increase by 2 % every year. It is estimated that the energy requirements in 2030 will be 80% higher than that of 2010. A greater part of the world transportation fuel requirements are supplied through petrochemical sources. However, the natural reservoirs of these non renewable fuel resources are depleting rapidly. In such a situation, biofuels emerge as renewable and alternative fuel to…Read More

Biodiesel crops and production, present and future scenarios in Pakistan

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article image A liquid biofuel which is obtained from animal fats or vegetable oils and alcohol by chemical processes and can be used as alone, in diesel engine or by blending with the diesel oil. ASTM International (originally known as the American Society for Testing and Materials) defines biodiesel as a mixture of long-chain monoalkylic esters from fatty acids obtained from renewable resources, to be used in diesel engines. The crops which are useful for the production of biodiesel are Sunflower,…Read More

Biodiesel crops & their production, present and future

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article image A liquid biofuel which is obtained from animal fats or vegetable oils and alcohol by chemical processes and can be used as alone, in diesel engine or by blending with the diesel oil. ASTM International (originally known as the American Society for Testing and Materials) defines biodiesel as a mixture of long-chain monoalkylic esters from fatty acids obtained from renewable resources, to be used in diesel engines. The crops which are useful for the production of biodiesel are Sunflower,…Read More