Production of Biodiesel from Algae Oils

  title={Production of Biodiesel from Algae Oils},
  author={A. Hilal Demirbaş},
  journal={Energy Sources, Part A: Recovery, Utilization, and Environmental Effects},
  pages={163 - 168}
  • A. Demirbaş
  • Published 26 November 2008
  • Engineering
  • Energy Sources, Part A: Recovery, Utilization, and Environmental Effects
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