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Chapter 28

Cutting-edge Biofuel Conversion Technologies to Integrate into Petroleum-based Infrastructure and Integrated Biorefineries

Anju Dahiya1,2     1University of Vermont, USA     2GSR Solutions, USA

Abstract

This chapter describes biofuel, biodiesel, and renewable diesel, how they are different from petroleum diesel, the processing pathways for conversion of biofuel into diesel fuel, the challenges from FAME use as an alternative to diesel fuels in existing infrastructure, the issues due to the presence of oxygen in biofuel, and possible solutions. The processes including hydrothermal processing, indirect liquefaction, hydroprocessing, and the fuel properties of hydroprocessed diesel product are described besides their integration with existing ...

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