What is biodiesel?

Biodiesel is a fuel obtained from native oils or fats of vegetable or animal origin, whose properties are aligned to this diesel fuel. This is why it is called a renewable energy source. The key feature of its adaptability is its flowing consistency, or viscosity. Every effort is made to ensure that biodiesel stays fluid, like its fossil counterpart, even when the ambient temperatures sinks, to make sure it passes quickly through the filter and pressure does not mount up in the fuel cycle.

It belongs to the chemical family of fatty acid methyl esters (FAME). The demands made on "Biodiesel" as a fuel in Europe are set out in Standard EN 14214.

The generation of fuels resembling diesel derived from other renewable sources (known as SunDiesel etc. in Germany) is still at the testing phase.

Who can benefit from www.frittendiesel.de?

For more than 10 years, I used the website www.frittendiesel.de to report on the activities of the University of Kassel in the field of biodiesel.

Nowadays I devote my attention to the subject of biodiesel outside the confines of the university and would like to keep old and new visitors to this site informed about the latest research developments as well as providing a few up-to-date tricks and tips.