Posts tagged with the keyword: ‘biodiesel production’

The Chemistry of Biodiesel Production

The Chemistry of Biodiesel Production

This article is a simplified version of what happens at the molecular level when Biodiesel is made. It’s meant to help you understand what’s going on when Biodiesel is produced and can help you trouble shoot any problems you may run into when producing Biodiesel.

Biodiesel Conference: European Biodiesel 2013, Lisbon Portugal

Biodiesel Conference: European Biodiesel 2013, Lisbon Portugal

A unique and highly-focused event, ACI’s 6th annual European Biodiesel conference will comprise two days of formal presentations, interactive panel discussions and excellent networking opportunities, providing an open and intimate setting for senior executives and experts from the following industries:

Biodiesel News: Spain revises biodiesel mandate down from 7 to 4.1 percent

Biodiesel News: Spain revises biodiesel mandate down from 7 to 4.1 percent

The Spanish government announced on Feb. 22 that it has approved the downward revision of its mandatory consumption targets for biodiesel from 7 percent to 4.1 percent, according to a document from the Ministry of Industry, Energy and Tourism. “It is considered appropriate to revise the mandatory consumption targets for biofuels in 2013 and thereafter, setting [...]

DOE funds to boost algae-based biofuels

DOE funds to boost algae-based biofuels

The development of algae-based biofuels has received a boost after the US Department of Energy decided to award up to $85million from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act towards their growth. The fuels that will benefit include renewable hydrocarbon fuels; and advanced, infrastructure-compatible cellulosic biofuels such as ‘drop in’ renewable hydrocarbon fuels. The DOE is [...]

Food for Progress Project Brings 21st Century biodiesel Facilities to Guatemala

Food for Progress Project Brings 21st Century biodiesel Facilities to Guatemala

The small, unassuming tropical paradise of Masagua in Guatemala’s coastal region of Escuintla seems an unlikely place for 21st century technology. But the town now boasts Guatemala’s newest biodiesel fuel production plant due to a U.S. Department of Agriculture-funded Food for Progress project led by Texas A&M University’s Norman Borlaug Institute for International Agriculture. The [...]

Texas bans the use of biodiesel

Texas bans the use of biodiesel

Come December 31st, the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) is set to effectively ban biodiesel in the state’s largest markets. The problem, they say, lies with the fuel’s nitrogen oxide (NOx) emissions and their contribution to the formation of ground-level ozone in Texas’ eastern counties. According to the TCEQ, biodiesel does not meet the [...]


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