Sub-Sector
Biomass
Country
People’s Republic of China
Description of technology

Biodiesel is a non-petroleum based fuel that consists of methy esters derived from either the transesterification of triglycerides (TGs) or the esterification of FFAs from animal and vegetable oils with methanol. Biodiesel is meant to be used in standard diesel engines and is thus distinct from the vegetable and waste oils used to fuel converted diesel engines. Biodiesel can be used alone, or blended with petrodiesel. Biodiesel can also be used as a low carbon alternative to heating oil.

Specific Features
Biodiesel is renewable, because it comes renewable feedstocks, such as rapeseed oil, soybean oil, plant oil, waste cooking oil, trap grease, etc.. Biodiesel is environmentally friendly. Its environmental benefits include reduction of emissions of carbo
Keywords (maximum 5)
Biodiesel, solid catalyst, continuous
Status of Technology
Commercial Prototype
Benefits/Advantages
Biodiesel is renewable. Biodiesel is environmentally friendly.
Areas of application/Business opportunities
Traffic fuel, ship fuel, chemical products
List of components used
Fixed-bed reactor, plug-flow reactor, vacuum distillation, methanol recall system, biodiesel/glycerine separation system, steam boiler or oil bioler
Total investment
Determined by capacity
Technology transfer terms
Consultancy
Name of the organization
Guangzhou Institute of Energy Conversion, CAS
Address/Zip code
No.2 Nengyuan Road,Wushan, Tianhe, Guangzhou, 510640

City/country
Guangzhou / China
Telephone/fax
86-20-870577760
E-mail
lvpm@ms.giec.ac.cn