Diesel biodiesel, or simply “biodiesel,” refers to vegetable oil, or animal fat-based, diesel fuel consisting of long-chain alkyl (methyl, ethyl, or propyl) esters. Biodiesel is typically made by chemically reacting lipids (e.g., vegetable oil, soybean oil, animal fat (tallow) with an alcohol-producing fatty acid. Biodiesel is meant to be used in standard diesel engines and is thus distinct from the vegetable and waste oils used to fuel-converted diesel engines. Biodiesel can be used alone or blended with petrodiesel in any proportion. Biodiesel blends can also be used as heating oil.
With the new innovations which include such feedstocks as algae and biomass, the biofuels market has grown quite significantly over the past decade, and the future looks good for diesel biodiesel. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), notes that biodiesel reduces greenhouse gas emissions by 57 percent as compared to petroleum diesel, and it reduces dependence on imported oil.
Large renewable energy and biochemical consulting firms certainly have experts in biofuels and renewable biofuels like bioethanol, biodiesel, and renewable diesel, and the more common areas like biomaterials, biomass, biomass power, feedstocks, and biotechnology. In these larger consulting groups, one will also find energy consultants in some specialty areas like other biofuels like algae biofuels, aviation/bio-jet fuels, ethanol, cellulosic ethanol, advanced biofuels, biodiesel, renewable diesel, renewable natural gas, renewable and biochemicals, biogas, syngas, biochar, bio coals, biobutanol, pyrolysis oil, producer gas, and wood pellets.
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