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A gaseous, liquid or solid fuel that contains energy derived from a biological source. For example, rapeseed oil or fish liver oil can be used in place of diesel fuel in modified engines. A commercial application is the use of modified rapeseed oil, which – as rapeseed methyl ester (RME) – can be used in modified diesel engines, and is sometimes named bio-diesel.
Publication Source: Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations (FAO)
Publication Date: 1999
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