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Facilitating The Conversion Of Residual Vegetable Oil Into Biodiesel On Skiathos Island

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/SPD030921

Volume

67

Pages

10

Published

2003

Size

558.08 kb

Author(s)

J. Masarnau, S. Diolettas & D. Teal

Abstract

Facilitating the conversion of residual vegetable oil into biodiesel on Skiathos Island J. ~asarnau', S. ~iolettas' & D. ~ e a l ~ 1 Department of Engineering Projects, Universitat Politdcnica de Catalunya, Barcelona, Spain. 2 Aeolus Partnership, Ashford, Kent, U.K. Abstract The objective of our work is to show a useful alternative for the residual vegetable oil on the Greek island of Skiathos, where an important tourist industry exists. We propose the transformation of household and tourism originated fried oils by esterification. We estimate to treat 100 to 200 tomes of waste oils annually, collected approximately from one hundred points and processed in modular reactors of 205 It. The biodiesel could be used for transport by the Municipality's vehicles or, if possible, by small seagoing boats. However, biodiesel production has some non-technical barriers: lack of established market, doubts over the quality as fuel and possible resistance by local he1 suppliers. On the other hand biodiesel h

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