Monday, September 30, 2013

Acetal Used in Biodiesal

Acetal have been found to improve biodiesal performance. Acetal is a functional group with the
formula R2C(OR')2 and can be found in wines. By adding acetal to biodiesal it allows for better biodegration and helps account for the oily texture. Researchers are working on industrializing the production of acetal for biodiesal. Researchers are searching for methods to produce acetal in a cost effective manner, so far glycerol and butyraldehyde or acetaldehyde have produced 100% outputs of acetal. If the productuion of acetyl for biodiesal does become industrialized it will be a step in the right direction for cleaner energy. 

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