Tuesday, 8 July 2014

Literature Review

Biodiesel obtained from wasted oil

As fossil fuel is running out, we have to find an alternative source of fuel.
According to research, there are many ways to convert  things into biofuel, such as algae, wood chips, and wasted vegetable oil being the most accessible. It is so simple that biodiesel can be home prepared. Biodiesel can be used in diesel-fueled vehicles without any modification of the engine(Robert Kalb, 2010).

Although biofuel is slightly more environmentally friendly as it is recycled, reused and renewed oil, the process in making it is more complicated than conventional WVOs. The use of methanol and ethanol is needed to make this conversion possible. Bioethanol can now be obtained from genetically modified tobacco plants, according to the article in this link[http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/04/140414092002.htm].

It has been researched that biodiesel cuts down the amount of diesel a vehicle needs.Biodiesel is $16,540 cheaper over the course of ten years and WVO is $19,788 cheaper over the same amount of time( Robert Kalb, 2010)

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