Recent Research and Developments in Biodiesel Production from Renewable Bioresources
Mohamed Chaker Ncibi and Mika Sillanpaa
Affiliation: Laboratory of Green Chemistry, Faculty of Technology, Lappeenranta University of Technology, Sammonkatu 12, 50130, Mikkeli, Finland.
Research and development (R&D) in the field of biofuels in general and biodiesel in particular are not new endeavours.
However, they gained momentum in the last couple of decades due to the increasing economic concerns and
environmental awareness about the use of petroleum-derived fossil fuels. In this review article, recent patents and research
and studies dealing with the production of biodiesel from bioresources will be investigated and discussed. The main objective
is to present the latest research undertakings, findings and innovations in the scientific and industrial communities on
biodiesel production for various bioresources and wastes.
Keywords: Agricultural wastes, Biomass, Biodiesel, Extraction, Transesterification.
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