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New ASCE Publication Explores Using Biodiesel as an Alternative Fuel

Parul Dubey on December 5, 2019 - in Energy, News

Reston, Va. – As industrialization and population increases, the need for energy is also increasing. Petroleum diesel is a major fuel source worldwide that possesses many disadvantages including decreasing fossil fuel reserves and increasing atmospheric pollution. These pollutants have significant negative impacts on the global environment and human health. Thus, it is imperative to develop alternate fuels and renewable sources of energy that are environmentally sustainable, with biodegradability, low toxicity, and renewability and are less reliant on petroleum products.

ASCE’s new book, Biodiesel Production: Technologies, Challenges, and Future Prospects presents approaches, technologies, and source materials for biodiesel production, as well as socioeconomic and political impacts of biodiesel applications. This book presents a detailed overview of the benefits, impacts, and production of biodiesel, including history, raw materials, lipid extraction, nanotechnology, environmental impacts and political considerations.

This book will serve as an essential reference on biodiesel production for researchers, scientists, engineers, students, policy makers, and government officials.

To purchase online visit the ASCE Bookstore

Limited review copies are available for book reviews. Please contact Kevin Higgins, khiggins@asce.org; phone 703-295-6266.

About ASCE

Founded in 1852, the American Society of Civil Engineers represents more than 150,000 civil engineers worldwide and is America’s oldest national engineering society. ASCE works to raise awareness of the need to maintain and modernize the nation’s infrastructure using sustainable and resilient practices, advocates for increasing and optimizing investment in infrastructure, and seeks to “Raise the Bar” on engineering knowledge and competency.


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