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Production of biodiesel via catalytic upgrading and refining of sustainable oleagineous feedstocks

N.A. Tajuddin, A.F. Lee,  and K. Wilson     Aston University, Birmingham, United Kingdom

Abstract

Depletion of world crude oil reserves has been predicted to occur in less than 10 decades, and despite new discoveries, the use of these fossil fuel resources is not compatible with the challenge of restricting global temperature rises to <2°C. Alternative sources of renewable or low-carbon sustainable energy will thus be essential to meet the demands of a growing population and developing nations. First-generation of biodiesel from edible crops has brought many disputes over land and crops rivalry; however, second-generation biodiesel from nonedible ...

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