TY - CHAP A1 - Melinda J. Griffiths A2 - Reay G. Dicks A3 - Christine Richardson A4 - Susan T. L. Harrison ED1 - Margarita Stoytcheva ED2 - Gisela Montero Y1 - 2011-11-09 PY - 2011 T1 - Advantages and Challenges of Microalgae as a Source of Oil for Biodiesel N2 - The book "Biodiesel: Feedstocks and Processing Technologies" is intended to provide a professional look on the recent achievements and emerging trends in biodiesel production. It includes 22 chapters, organized in two sections. The first book section: "Feedstocks for Biodiesel Production" covers issues associated with the utilization of cost effective non-edible raw materials and wastes, and the development of biomass feedstock with physical and chemical properties that facilitate it processing to biodiesel. These include Brassicaceae spp., cooking oils, animal fat wastes, oleaginous fungi, and algae. The second book section: "Biodiesel Production Methods" is devoted to the advanced techniques for biodiesel synthesis: supercritical transesterification, microwaves, radio frequency and ultrasound techniques, reactive distillation, and optimized transesterification processes making use of solid catalysts and immobilized enzymes. The adequate and up-to-date information provided in this book should be of interest for research scientist, students, and technologists, involved in biodiesel production. BT - Biodiesel SP - Ch. 9 UR - https://doi.org/10.5772/30085 DO - 10.5772/30085 SN - PB - IntechOpen CY - Rijeka Y2 - 2021-03-01 ER -