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This publication addresses processing and safety issues associated with making biodiesel fuel, which is a clean, renewable fuel that can be made from various biomass oil feedstocks such as waste vegetable oil, yellow grease, animal fats, and virgin vegetable oils. The objective of this publication is to review some of the accepted practices associated with small-scale biodiesel production to make it a safe, environmentally sound practice that generates a quality product. Prospective biodiesel producers are also encouraged to use this information as they decide whether or not to begin making biodiesel.

Biofuels are derived from biological materials such as food crops, crop residues, forest residues, animal wastes, and landfills. This article explores biodiesel as one of our nation’s "homegrown" energy sources.

Biodiesel is a renewable biomass alternative to petroleum-based diesel fuel. This article provides considerations for making biodiesel and other information about small-scale biodiesel production.

This article discusses the pros and cons of using biodiesel fuel in your diesel engines, covering engine performance, fuel quality, and potential problems.

This article compares biodiesel with traditional petroleum diesel fuel, discussing properties, quality, blends ,and enhancement additives.