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Clean Energy for Sustainable Development by Kalam Azad, Mohammad Rasul, Subhash Sharma

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Chapter Seventeen

Edible and Nonedible Biodiesel Feedstocks

Microalgae and Future of Biodiesel

A.E. Atabani1,2, M.M. El-Sheekh3, G. Kumar4, and S. Shobana5     1Erciyes University, Kayseri, Turkey     2BioGreen Power Arge, Erciyes Teknopark, Kayseri, Turkey     3Tanta University, Tanta, Egypt     4National Institute for Environmental Studies (NIES), Tsukuba, Japan     5Aditanar College of Arts and Science, Tirchendur, India

Abstract

Biodiesel is a renewable, clean-burning diesel replacement that reduces the dependence on petroleum fuels, creating local jobs and improving the environment. Biodiesel can be synthesized from a diverse mix of feedstocks, such as waste cooking oil, soybean oil, animal fats, and Jatropha curcas. It can be used in existing ...

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