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I need info on biodiesel and transesterification
Question submitted on 10/12/07

When was it invented? what are the earliest uses? and list and explain each step? Not asking you to do this for me. Just do you know of a website where I can find this information?


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Check out the following web sites for general information on biodiesel and the transesterification process:

DOE's Alternative Fuels Data Center -- Biodiesel

Biodiesel -- What is Biodiesel

Wikipedia has an overview of the transesterification process at href="

You may also be interested in Biodiesel Research: A Bibliography and Finding Aid, available at

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