Plant triacylglycerols as feedstocks for the production of biofuels.

  title={Plant triacylglycerols as feedstocks for the production of biofuels.},
  author={Timothy P. Durrett and Christoph Benning and John B. Ohlrogge},
  journal={The Plant journal : for cell and molecular biology},
  volume={54 4},
Triacylglycerols produced by plants are one of the most energy-rich and abundant forms of reduced carbon available from nature. Given their chemical similarities, plant oils represent a logical substitute for conventional diesel, a non-renewable energy source. However, as plant oils are too viscous for use in modern diesel engines, they are converted to fatty acid esters. The resulting fuel is commonly referred to as biodiesel, and offers many advantages over conventional diesel. Chief among… CONTINUE READING
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