Biodiesel Research - Agricultural Research Service

Define, plan, or execute biofuels/biodiesel research programs that evaluate alternative feedstock and process technologies with near-term commercial potential.

Biodiesel Research Project

Donald M. Johnson is a professor of agricultural systems technology management and is co-director of the Arkansas Biodiesel Research and Education Project. His research evaluates the performance, efficiency and emissions of bio-based fuels in a variety of engine types and applications. Current research focuses on the use of water-in-biodiesel emulsions to reduce oxides of nitrogen (NOx) emissions in older (pre-Tier) engines. Dr. Johnson received his Ph.D. in Agricultural Education Agricultural Systems Management from the University of Missouri.

Status of biodiesel research and development in Pakistan

Thomas D. Durbin stands in front of a diesel engine similar to the one used for the biodiesel research. Don W. Edgar is an assistant professor of agricultural education and is co-director of the Arkansas Biodiesel Research and Education Project. His research evaluates the curriculum developed through this project and analyzes the methods of instruction used towards various audiences. Furthermore, he currently works with Dr. Don Johnson to evaluate the performance, efficiency and emissions of bio-based fuels in various engine designs. Presently, current research is focusing on determine the impact of different presentation methodologies of alternative energy towards secondary students through traditional lecture, method demonstration, and a combination of demonstration and lecture. Dr. Edgar received his Ph.D. in Agricultural Education from Texas A&M University.

Biodiesel Research | Biodiesel | Dickinson College

As the research continues, students and faculty here at UConn are exploring options to expand existing biodiesel research and development efforts to produce enough biodiesel to keep our fleet running consistently on a B-20 blend.

Biodiesel Research - Illinois Sustainable Technology Center


Some single-celled fungi have been used as biodiesel fuel research by a group at the Russian Academy of Sciences in Moscow, who stated that they had separated large amounts of lipids from these fungi in. an economically efficient manner. More research on biodiesel fuel using these fungal species is going on at present. It is an alternative diesel made from renewable resources such as vegetable oils (soy, corn, canola, mustard, etc), animal fats (tallow, lard, etc), and recycled cooking greases (grease, cooking oil, etc). Biodiesel can be used in pure form or blended with petroleum diesel at any level. The B number indicates the percentage of biofuel. For instance B20 is a blend of 20 percent biodiesel and 80 percent petroleum diesel. The University of Idaho pioneered and continues to be a worldwide leader in biodiesel research.