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- Knothe, Gerhard; Razon, Luis F.
- Progress in Energy and Combustion Science 2017 v.58 pp. 36-59
- animal fats and oils; biodiesel; diesel fuel; equations; fatty acid composition; feedstocks; fuel production; socioeconomics; triacylglycerols; vegetable oil
- ... The mono-alkyl esters, most commonly the methyl esters, of vegetable oils, animal fats or other materials consisting mainly of triacylglycerols, often referred to as biodiesel, are an alternative to conventional petrodiesel for use in compression-ignition engines. The fatty acid esters that thus comprise biodiesel largely determine many important fuel properties. In turn, the composition of the bi ...