This book examines the chemical, biological, and energy-related resources available in commercial and wild plant oilseeds; the status of chemical processing efforts and of engine tests using agricultural diesel fuels; and the economic, environmental, and social impacts of oilseed utilization. .
Table of Contents
Introduction 1. Renewable Resources: Opportunities and Legislative Initiatives 2. Novel Marginal-Land Oilseeds: Potential Benefits and Risks 3. Endangered Plant Species: Preservation, Utilization, or Extinction? 4. Chemicals and Fuels from Commercial Oilseed Crops 5. Chemicals and Fuels from Wild Plant Oilseeds 6. Seeds of the Chinese Tallow Tree as a Source of Chemicals and Fuels 7. Polymers from Novel Oilseeds in the Southeastern United States 8. Sunflower Oil as an Alternative Farm Fuel 9. Testing of Vegetable Oils in Diesel Engines 10. Seed Oils as Diesel Fuel: Economics of Centralized and On–Farm Extraction 11. Production Potential for Fuels from Oilseeds in the United States 12. Oilseeds as Lighting and Cooking Fuel for Developing Nations 13. Concluding Remarks