Diesel fuel from biomass
Several processes are currently under development to produce diesel fuels starting from biomass. Most of them are described and compared. Particular attention has been paid to processes currently studied in eni laboratories. Problems are highlighted, as well as some issues for which further research is advisable. Eventually, however, it is most likely that the success of one or the other of these technologies will depend on several factors, including the availability and the quality of the feedstock, the complexity of the process, and the quality of the final biofuel.