February 2006

Bonus Report: Process and Laboratory Analyzers

Biodiesel: a renewable and biodegradable fuel

New US specification ensures product identity and quality for biodiesel

Bowman, M., Hilligoss, D., Rasmussen, S., PerkinElmer Life and Analytical Sciences; Thomas, R., Scientific Solutions

Biodiesel is a renewable and biodegradable fuel refined from vegetable oil (or animal fat). It is rapidly gaining momentum in the US as an alternative fuel source for diesel engines. Currently, the industry is producing approximately 300 million gallons per year (gpy) of biodiesel, but, with the anticipated demand, additional manufacturing plants are being built. This will increase production by another 600 million gpy in the near future. What is commercially attractive about biodiesel, besides not being refined from crude oil? Compared to petroleum diesel, biodiesel is environmentally friendly and is government mandated. It reduces carbon monoxide (CO), carbon dioxide (CO2), sulfur dioxide

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