Chapter 7. Plant Oil Biofuel: Rationale, Production and Application

  1. Wim Soetaert and
  2. Erick J. Vandamme
  1. Barnim Jeschke Co-founder former Non-Executive Director

Published Online: 16 FEB 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9780470754108.ch7



How to Cite

Jeschke, B. (2009) Plant Oil Biofuel: Rationale, Production and Application, in Biofuels (eds W. Soetaert and E. J. Vandamme), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470754108.ch7

Editor Information

  1. Laboratory of Industrial Microbiology and Biocatalysis, Faculty of Bioscience Engineering, Ghent University, Ghent, Belgium

Author Information

  1. ELSBETT Technologies GmbH, Munich, Germany

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 16 FEB 2009
  2. Published Print: 28 JAN 2009

Book Series:

  1. Wiley Series in Renewable Resources

Book Series Editors:

  1. Christian V. Stevens

Series Editor Information

  1. Faculty of Bioscience-engineering, Department of Organic Chemistry, Ghent University, Ghent, Belgium

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470026748

Online ISBN: 9780470754108



  • plant oil biofuel - rationale, production and application;
  • plant oil positioning within biofuel markets;
  • market milestones for plant oil fuels;
  • plant oil driven energy project and system partners;
  • requirements and limit values for plant oil biofuels;
  • plant oil conversion technology;
  • ELSBETT - offering one tank solution;
  • plant oil technology and ELSBETT Engine;
  • choice of conversion technology and approach


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Plant Oil Biofuels: the Underlying Idea

  • Perspectives of the Plant Oil Fuel Market

  • System Requirements

  • Plant Oil Conversion Technology

  • The User Perspective

  • References