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Biodiesel Feedstock
 
Fat is the principal feedstock in biodiesel production, which can be found across a wide spectrum of sources. However, to meet the requirements of EN14214:2003, the feedstock in biodiesel production has to fulfill the values of properties as in table below:
 
 

 Property

 Unit

 Limit

 Test Method

 Water Content

 % (w/w)

 max 0.4

 Carl Fischer 

 Phosphorus Content

 mg/kg

 max 15

 EN 14107

 Iodine Value

 g Iodine/100g

 max 120

 EN 14111

 Acid Value

 mg KOH/g

 max 1.5

 EN 14104

 Linolenic Acid

 % (w/w)

 max 12

 EN 14103

 
 
 
Currently, rapeseed oil is by far the leading feedstock for biodiesel production. However, there is a clear market trend that a larger variety of feedstock sources are being used, such as sunflower oil, palm oil, soy oil, and etc.
 
 
The following depicts the contribution of various feedstock to biodisel production as at 2002: -
 
 
 
                    
 
               
 

 Rapeseed

 Sunflower 

 

 Soybean

Palm

Non-Food Oil Crops

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
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