Biodiesel


Written By: Ehsan Jahandarpour

Biodiesel is a form of diesel fuel derived from plants or animals and consisting of long-chain fatty acid esters. It is typically made by chemically reacting lipids such as animal fat (tallow), soybean oil, or some other vegetable oil with an alcohol, producing a methyl, ethyl or propyl ester by the process of transesterification. The US National Biodiesel Board defines “biodiesel” as a mono-alkyl ester.