Tag Archive | Biodiesel

Comparison of different solvents used in nanochloropsis algae oil extraction – JBES

Omid Rahmanpour, Hadi Ajami, Ahmad Shariati, Amir Hosseinzadeh Helaleh

Gas Engineering Department, Petroleum University of Technology, Ahwaz, Iran

Iranian Offshore Oil Company (IOOC), Siri, Iran

Key words: Microalgae, Biodiesel, Nanochloropsis, Oil extraction, Soxhlet method, Suitable solvent.

Oil exAbstract

In the past decades, the edible vegetable oil fuels were of no interest as a source of energy due to their higher price compared to fossil fuels. Recent increases in petroleum prices and confusions about the future petroleum availability have increased a renewed interest in vegetable oil fuels for diesel engines. Continue reading


The changes of physical properties in transesterification of three different vegetable oils to biodiesel; comparison and evaluation to determine reaction conversion – JBES

Rouhollah Ghanei

Department of Chemical Engineering, Farahan branch, Islamic Azad University, Farahan, Iran

Key words: Biodiesel, Refractive Index, Viscosity, Specific Gravity, Pour Point


In recent decade, since the fossil fuel sources are diminished, many researchers have proposed to use a pure, non-toxic and biodegradable fuel which is called biodiesel, instead of traditional diesel fuel. Continue reading

Biodiesel production using marine microalgae Dunaliallasalina – JBES

Sayed Mehdi Hashemi Sohi, Anoosh Eghdami

Young Researchers and Elite Club, Saveh Branch, Islamic Azad University, Saveh, Iran

Department of Biochemistry, Saveh Branch, Islamic Azad University, Saveh, Iran

Key words: Biodiesel, FAME, Dunaliellasalina, microalgae, fatty acids.


Alternative demand is unquestionable in order to reduce gaseous emissions (fossil CO2 ,nitrogen and sulfur oxides) and their purported greenhouse, climatic changes and global warming effects, to manage the frequent oil supply crises, as a way to help non-fossil fuel producer countries to decrease energy dependence. Continue reading

A review on catalytic biodiesel production

biodiesel in green barrels

Gorji, R. Ghanei

Key words: Biodiesel, Catalyst, Transesterification, Vegetable oil, Animal fat.


The industrialization of societies and as the result, the increase of demand for fuel in the world and speculations on the reduction of fossil fuels and on the other hand, the issue of world health emphasizes on the necessity of substituting renewable and clean energy, so biodiesel as the best substitute for diesel fuels is common. Continue reading