The Production of Biodiesel and Related Fuel Additives

Editors: "Pratibha S. Agrawal", "Samuel L. Rokhum", "C. Vanlalveni", "N. Shaemningwar Moyon"

Series Title: Recent Advances in Renewable Energy

The Production of Biodiesel and Related Fuel Additives

Volume 6


ISSN: 2543-2389
eISSN: 2543-2397
ISBN: 978-981-5196-75-7
eISBN: 978-981-5196-74-0 (Online)

This volume is a review of recent developments, opportunities, and challenges in the conversion of biomass from different sources to biodiesel or related fuel additives. Key features of the book include fully referenced chapters edited by experts, a blend of basic and current information on biodiesel and a summary of sustainable use of biodiesel byproducts like glycerol.

The volume presents a comprehensive range of 13 topics related to biodiesel production and fuel additives. It begins with a historical overview of biodiesel and related additives, followed by detailed chapters on biodiesel production from various sources such as soybean oil, palm oil, and Jatropha curcas oil. Recent advancements in catalytic thermochemical conversions of biomass into biofuels are explored, alongside discussions on algal biocrude as a feedstock. The role of homogeneous and heterogeneous catalysis in biodiesel production is examined, along with innovative techniques such as microwave and ultrasound-assisted synthesis. The book also presents information about the utilization of waste cooking oil and waste-derived catalysts, concluding with insights into solketal synthesis and catalytic biodiesel production via simultaneous esterification and transesterification.

The book imparts the technical know-how on biodiesel and relevant fuel additives for engineering and sustainability students, professionals and apprentices. It also informs policymakers in the energy sector on the benefits of biodiesel as a renewable energy resource.


Students, professionals, apprentices and policymakers.