TY - CHAP A1 - Jose M. Rodriguez ED1 - Gisela Montero ED2 - Margarita Stoytcheva Y1 - 2011-11-16 PY - 2011 T1 - Effects of Raw Materials and Production Practices on Biodiesel Quality and Performance N2 - This book entitled "Biodiesel: Quality, Emissions and By-products" covers topics related to biodiesel quality, performance of combustion engines that use biodiesel and the emissions they generate. New routes to determinate biodiesel properties are proposed and the process how the raw material source, impurities and production practices can affect the quality of the biodiesel is analyzed. In relation to the utilization of biofuel, the performance of combustion engines fuelled by biodiesel and biodiesels blends are evaluated. The applications of glycerol, a byproduct of the biodiesel production process as a feedstock for biotechnological processes, and a key compound of the biorefinery of the future is also emphasized. BT - Biodiesel SP - Ch. 4 UR - https://doi.org/10.5772/25899 DO - 10.5772/25899 SN - PB - IntechOpen CY - Rijeka Y2 - 2020-09-22 ER -