Value-added uses for crude glycerol-a byproduct of biodiesel production

January 2012
Biotechnology for Biofuels;2012, Vol. 5 Issue 1, p13
Academic Journal
The article discusses the composition and quality factors of crude glycerol. It is mentioned that crude glycerol is an important byproduct of biodiesel, an alternative and renewable fuel. It is informed that crude glycerol can be used as feedstock for the production of other chemicals and as animal feed. Also, as the demand and utilization of biodiesel increases, the availability of crude glycerol will increase as well, and this would impact the pricing of the refined glycerol. Additionally, various value-added uses of crude glycerol are discussed which includes as animal feeds, in non-ruminant diets, and for production of other chemicals, such as citric acid, lipids and oxygenated chemicals.


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