Recent development on sustainable biodiesel production using sewage sludge

Neha Srivastava*, Manish Srivastava, Vijai Kumar Gupta, Ambepu Manikanta, Kajal Mishra, Shipra Singh, Sangram Singh, P. W. Ramteke, P. K. Mishra

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Biodiesel as a renewable energy is an important alternative to biofuels in current scenario to explore green energy sources. It is well known that the major cost involved in biodiesel production technology is dependent upon the used feedstock. This review presents an overview of biodiesel production using municipal sewage sludge as a cost-effective substrate. Municipal sewage sludge which possesses high lipid content with zero cost availability can meet the characteristics of a potential feedstock to produce biodiesel. Different types of substrates based processes to produce biodiesel have been also explored in brief. In addition, limitations of the existing process technology for biodiesel production with sustainable solutions have been also discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Article number245
Journal3 Biotech
Issue number5
Early online date8 May 2018
Publication statusPrint publication - May 2018
Externally publishedYes


  • Biodiesel
  • Biofuels
  • Pyrolysis
  • Sewage sludge
  • Transestrification


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