An approximate examination of the effects of esterification on the EROEI of biodiesel: technical note

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Heat balance calculations on esterification of plant oil to make biodiesel are performed using recently published information from a laboratory reactor. It is concluded that such energy is relatively small and that attempts to improve the EROEI of biodiesels should not focus on the esterification process.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)399-402
Number of pages4
JournalInternational Journal of Oil, Gas and Coal Technology
Volume2
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 31 Dec 2009

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