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Advanced Technologies in Biodiesel by Aminul Islam Islam, Yun Hin Taufig-Yap

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CHAPTER 1

Solid Catalytic Biodiesel Production Approaches

An update on the advances in biodiesel production can reinforce the burning alternative fuel in the battle against global warming. The interest in alternative fuels has increased dramatically in recent years due to high demand of energy and the limitation of fossil fuel. Supplementing the petroleum consumption with renewable biomass resources might be one of the components of strategic approach to reduce dependence on petroleum-based fuels. Indeed, researches have been directed toward renewable, non-toxic, and carbon-neutral alternative fuel. Biodiesel is superior to diesel oil in terms of net atmospheric emission levels of CO, SOx, hydrocarbons, soot, particulate matter as well as safety, ...

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