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  • By: Yiwei Wang, Timothy Norris & Michiyo Kakegawa
  • In: Green Energy: An A-to-Z Guide
  • Edited by: Dustin Mulvaney & Paul Robbins
  • Subject:Environmental Technology, Policy & Management, Energy Policy

Developed as an alternative to traditional fossil fuels, biodiesel is a renewable biofuel variety derived from vegetable oils, animal fats, and used cooking oils. Biodiesel is currently produced by transesterification, a chemical process developed more than ...

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