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The production of biodiesel, or alkyl esters, is well known. There are three basic routes to ester production from oils and fats:
* Base catalyzed transesterification of the oil with alcohol.
* Direct acid catalyzed esterification of the oil with methanol.
* Conversion of the oil to fatty acids, and then to Alkyl esters with acid catalysis.

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Date Of Record Release 2008-08-15 18:03:25
Description The production of biodiesel, or alkyl esters, is well known. There are three basic routes to ester production from oils and fats:
* Base catalyzed transesterification of the oil with alcohol.
* Direct acid catalyzed esterification of the oil with methanol.
* Conversion of the oil to fatty acids, and then to Alkyl esters with acid catalysis.
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Source National Biodiesel Board
Keyword Biodiesel
Selector Offley
Date Of Record Creation 2008-08-15 18:00:49
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Date Last Modified 2010-06-19 17:44:08
Language English
Date Record Checked: 2008-08-15 00:00:00 (W3C-DTF)

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