Document Type: Short Communications
Biofuel Research Team (BRTeam), Karaj, Iran.
Semnan University, Semnan, Iran.
Microbial Biotechnology & Biosafety Department, Agricultural Biotechnology Research Institute of Iran (ABRII), Karaj, Iran.
School of Engineering, Massey University, Private Bag 11 222, Palmerston North, New Zealand
The procedures used to experimentally determine the quality parameters of a biodiesel are lengthy and expensive. Occasionally it may be impossible to obtain a sufficient amount of oil for the relevant analyses. This is often the case for algal biodiesel, for example. Here we report on a new software package, the BiodieselAnalyzer© Version 1.1, for predicting the properties of a prospective biodiesel. BiodieselAnalyzer© can estimate 16 different quality parameters of a biodiesel based on the fatty acid methyl ester profile of the oil feedstock used in making it. The current version of the BiodieselAnalyzer© is intended for the Windows platform and is publically available at http://www.brteam.ir/biodieselanalyzer.