Definition: Biodiesel

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Biodiesel

A renewable fuel that can be produced from a wide range of vegetable oils or animal fats. May be used either as a replacement for or as a component of diesel fuel. Additional technical definition: ASTM D6751 - 11b.[1][2]

Wikipedia Definition

Reegle Definition

A biodegradable transportation fuel for use in diesel engines that is produced through the transesterification of organically- derived oils or fats. It may be used either as a replacement for or as a component of diesel fuel., Biodiesel is a biosynthetic fuel with similar properties as mineral diesel.



Related Terms
BioenergyBiofuelsBiomassbiofuelsdiesel fuel
References
  1. http://www.afdc.energy.gov/afdc/fuels/biodiesel.html
  2. http://www.nrel.gov/biomass/glossary.html