Browse Research Projects -- Illinois Sustainable Technology Center by Series/Report "Energy -- Biofuels and Biodiesel"

  • Pickowitz, Joe (2010)
    ISTC researchers have joined with Partners for People and Place (PPP) to establish a biodiesel market in Haiti. The electrical grid in Haiti is spotty at best, so many houses use diesel generators for electricity. Running ...

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  • Sharma, B.K.; Vardon, Derek (2014)
    Green diesel, or renewable diesel-grade hydrocarbons, can be produced from microalgae, waste grease, or other lipid-rich feedstocks. Green diesel consumes less fossil fuel and produces fewer greenhouse gas emissions than ...

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  • Sharma, B.K. (2009)
    Jojoba (Simmondsia chinensis) grows in the arid southwestern United States. A thick wax on the outside of the plant and in its seeds helps the plants conserve water, but that's not the only thing it's good for. The wax ...

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  • Sharma, B.K.; Rajagopalan, Kishore; Juvik, J.A. (2015)
    A number of annual and perennial grasses, herbaceous crops, and trees have been identified as sources of lignocellulosic biomass.

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  • Sharma, B.K. (2013)
    Turnips may not be much to look at, but researchers have discovered that their seeds are bursting with inedible oils that are suitable for use in biodiesel production.

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  • Pickowitz, Joe; McDonald's; University of Illinois Dining Hall (2012)
    ISTC's research engineer and team collaborated with the McDonald's Corporation and the University of Illinois Dining Halls to convert used frying oil to biodiesel and soap.

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