Saturday, September 1, 2007

How Biodiesel Works

If you've read or watched the news lately, you've probably come across some article, snippet or sound bite related to oil and oil prices.

...These starting ingredients can range from corn to soybeans to animal fat, depending on the type of fuel being made and the production method.

...There is also a formal, technical definition that is recognized by ASTM International (known formerly as the American Society for Testing and Materials), the organization responsible for providing industry standards.

a fuel comprised of mono-alkyl esters of long chain fatty acids derived from vegetable oils or animal fats, designated B100, and meeting the requirements of ASTM D 6751.

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