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Production of Low-Temp Biodiesel Through Urea Clathration

Published by the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers, St. Joseph, Michigan www.asabe.org

Citation:  2007 ASAE Annual Meeting  076235.(doi:10.13031/2013.23072)
Authors:   Rebecca A Davis, Samia Mohtar, Bernie Y Tao
Keywords:   Biodiesel, urea fractionation, alternative energy, biofuels, jet fuel, UIC, SME, cold weather performance, winterization

Biodiesel is growing in popularity as an alternative liquid fuel which is better for the environment than petroleum diesel. A critical challenge for biodiesel is cold weather performance, evident by a cloud point of around 0 °C for soy-based biodiesel, a mixture of soy methyl esters (SME).

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