Biodiesel-a fuel substitute produced from vegetable oils, animal fats, or algae-is one of the most important renewable natural resources for agrarian countries. The justification for developing biodiesel as an alternate fuel is manifold, and rising crude oil prices and the vulnerability of energy security have made biodiesel necessary and inevitabl
Introduction to Biodiesel: Biodiesel: A Historical Overview. Biodiesel: An Alternative Fuel. Biodiesel Market. Biodiesel Advantages. Biodiesel Impacts. Biodiesel Production: Global Biodiesel Sources. Chemistry of Oil and Biodiesel. Oil Extraction. Commercial Oil Extraction. Biodiesel Synthesis. Factors Affecting Transesterification Reaction. Biodiesel Fuel Properties. Biodiesel: Technical Aspects. Biodiesel Yielding Plants and Fuel Properties: Canola. Carthame. Castor Bean. Cotton. Indian Hemp. Jatropha. Linseed. Milk Thistle. Mustard. Neem. Peanut. Pongame. Rice Bran. Rocket Seed. Sesame. Soybean. Sunflower. White Mustard.