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

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CHAPTER 4

Catalytic Advances in Third Generation Biodiesel from Microalgae

Biodiesel derived from oil crops is being recognized as a green, potential renewable, and carbon neutral alternative to petroleum fuels. This renewable diesel fuel has attracted vast interest from researches, governments and local and international traders. Currently, first generation biodiesel is usually produced from vegetable oils, i.e., soybean, rapeseed, sunflower, and palm oil are the major feedstock (Rathore et al. 2007; Islam et al. 2013a). Unfortunately, there was a lot of objective from public and non-government organizations regarding the issues of utilization of food-based oils as energy sources, which will increase the biodiesel cost production (Lam et al. ...

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