Biodiesel Feedstock - Definition, Glossary, Details - OilgaeRefers to the starting products for biodiesel production. Examples of biodiesel feedstock are: Palm, Soybeans, Algae etc. from which oil can be derived which in turn is used to produce biodiesel.Links
Biodiesel feedstock types - A variety of biolipids (Biolipds are lipids from biological sources. Lipids are a class of organic compounds essential for the structure and function of living cells, fats are a subset of lipids, belonging to a subcategory of lipids called triglycerides) can be used to produce biodiesel. The main plants whose oils have been considered as feedstock for bio-fuel are: soybean oil, rapeseed oil, palm oil, sunflower oil, safflower oil & jatropha oil. Others in the contention are mustard, hemp, castor oil, waste vegetable oil, and in some cases, even algae. There is ongoing research into finding more suitable crops and improving oil yield.