Thursday, March 10, 2011

Heating values of diesel and biodiesel

The high heating value
  • Petroleum diesel: 42.7 MJ/kg.
  • Biodiesel derived from seed oils, such as rapeseed or soybean: 37 MJ/kg.
  • Biodiesel derived from algae: 41 MJ/kg.

Saturday, March 5, 2011

An informative review paper on the physico-chemical properties of feedstocks for biodiesel production

A summarized information was presented in Tables in this paper on the following aspects:
  • Yields of vegetable oils and their fatty acid composition.
  • Influence of feedstocks on biodiesel process selection and operating conditions.
  • Physico-chemical properties of methyl esters from various bio-oils.
  • Physico-chemical properties of methyl esters from various bio-oils.

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

ARPA-E 2011 Keynote: Secretary Steven Chu

News: Secretary for the US Department of Energy, Steven Chu, discusses the big picture of how the United States uses Energy and why innovation in clean technology is the key to Winning the Future.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8QHVOoUDpN4

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