Biodiesel production from municipal waste

Oyetola Ogunkunle, Opeyeolu Timothy Laseinde, Christopher Tunji Oloyede, Simeon Olatayo Jekayinfa

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Biodiesel production from seed oils, animal fats, algae oil, sewage sludge, and domestic, industrial, and municipal wastes has become a valuable way of reducing waste materials and providing alternative friendly biofuel for vehicular and power engine applications. Safe disposal of municipal sewage sludge is a severe environmental problem everywhere because of the enormous amount produced and harmful substances. Municipal sewage sludge used as a source of lipids for biodiesel manufacturing has lately gained popularity. Using municipal waste for biodiesel production can drive sustainability for future biofuel generations. Extracting oil from municipal waste for biodiesel production requires a network of successive technologies that potentially reduce waste piles in landfills.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationWaste Valorization for Bioenergy and Bioproducts
Subtitle of host publicationBiofuels, Biogas, and Value-Added Products
Number of pages31
ISBN (Electronic)9780443191718
ISBN (Print)9780443222160
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2024


  • Biodiesel
  • Biofuel
  • Liquid waste
  • Municipal waste
  • Oil
  • Solid waste

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Engineering
  • General Chemical Engineering


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