Oil

Alternative Source for Chemicals

Concern on oil depletion and global warming has shifted us to alternative energy such as solar and wind energy. But we could not stop just yet to produce chemicals from petroleum oil. Because chemicals are essential building blocks for us to make fabric, plastic ware, container, paint, solvents, shoes, carpet, medicine, flavor, fragrances, additives, and much more. There are plenty of options for energy sources, but there are no alternative sources for producing chemicals. Without chemicals, our lifestyle would not… Read More »Alternative Source for Chemicals

Biodiesel fuel station

How to Make Biodiesel

What is Biodiesel The scientific name for biodiesel is fatty acid methyl ester (FAME) and the term is well known among the researchers. What inside biodiesel is not the same as that of diesel from petroleum. Diesel mostly contains paraffin, naphthenes, alkylbenzenes, and some aromatic compounds. Even though they are different, it works for a normal engine. You might notice biodiesel at some gas pump station. But most of them are not 100% biodiesel. They usually mixed at up to… Read More »How to Make Biodiesel