TY - CHAP A1 - Rubi Romero A2 - Sandra Luz Martínez A3 - Reyna Natividad ED1 - Maximino Manzanera Y1 - 2011-08-09 PY - 2011 T1 - Biodiesel Production by Using Heterogeneous Catalysts N2 - Renewable energy sources such as biodiesel, bioethanol, biomethane, biomass from wastes or hydrogen are subject of great interest in the current energy scene. These fuels contribute to the reduction of prices and dependence on fossil fuels. In addition, energy sources such as these could partially replace the use of what is considered as the major factor responsible for global warming and the main source of local environmental pollution. For these reasons they are known as alternative fuels. There is an urgent need to find and optimise the use of alternative fuels to provide a net energy gain, to be economically competitive and to be producible in large quantities without compromising food resources. BT - Alternative Fuel SP - Ch. 1 UR - https://doi.org/10.5772/23908 DO - 10.5772/23908 SN - PB - IntechOpen CY - Rijeka Y2 - 2021-07-24 ER -