BioDiesel can be produced from Vegetable oil. This is a known fact. It can also be produced from Animals, both Mammals & Aquatic.
Biodiesel is a fuel comprised of mono-alkyl esters of long chain fatty acids derived from lipid feedstock (vegetable oils or animal fats)
BioDiesel from Animal is processed from the Fat or Tallow that is obtained during the slaughter of animals.
Tallow is used to make biodegradable motor oil by company called Green Earth Technologies. The technology is sustainable and the Animal fat is collected domestically with beef, pork, and chicken fat.
Fish Oil also serves as a source for the BioDiesel production. Waste fish can be “squeezed” out to produce fish oil.
The fat that is obtained from the animals is Crude. This crude oil is to be processed in a refinery to obtain the suitable grade and quality of BioDiesel. This refining process is similar to the refining of edible vegetable oil.
The production processes for BioDiesel are well known. There are three basic routes to BioDiesel production from oils and fats:
* Base catalyzed transesterification of the oil.
* Direct acid catalyzed transesterification of the oil.
* Conversion of the oil to its fatty acids and then to BioDiesel.
I will try to post some interesting things on BioDiesel and some interesting places where we can get BioDiesel from.