Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Biodiesel energy production

The production of biodiesel energy by using biodiesel energy products has increased manifold in the last decade. The main reason for this is that bio diesel used for generating biodiesel energy is a clean, reliable, environment friendly and a renewable energy source.

The biodiesel that is used to generate bio diesel energy is basically made from vegetable oil. Many different types of oils are available for the production of bio diesel. The most common ones are soya bean and rapeseed oil which account for almost ninety percent of the biodiesel production. Waste vegetable oil, animal fats like lard, yellow grease, algae which can be grown using waste products like sewage, oil from halophytes and waste fish oil are the other biodiesel energy products that can be used for generating biodiesel energy.

Bio diesel is produced by the process of transesterification of vegetable oils or animal fats. This process of transesterification can be carried out by several methods like batch processes, supercritical processes, ultrasonic methods and microwave methods. The process of transesterification is a cost effective method of producing biodiesel energy products. The by products of this process is glycerol. The biodiesel energy products obtained from such a process has combustion properties. The process from which biodiesel energy products are produced has the advantage of being a clean and non polluting method of biodiesel production.

Biodiesel energy production has increased across the world because it can be easily used as an alternative energy source to meet the growing energy needs.

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