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The big BRTeam Meeting is going to be held between 14 to 21 January 2012 at ABRII Amphitheater. The exact date and time will be announced soon.

BRTeam members are kindly requested to inform the Team Secretariat; Eng. Mahyar Rohami, (09356226563) or ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ), if they have a different date preference to be looked into.

The Online Version of BiodieselAnalyzer© (Version 1.2, Online App) was released on January 12, 2015

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Last Updated on Sunday, 11 January 2015 17:23 Written by Administrator Sunday, 11 January 2015 17:19

The online version of BiodieselAnalyzer© Ver.1.2 was released on 12 January 2015. The application has been developed by BRTeam Members; Dr. Ahmad Farhad Talebi (Faculty Member of Semnan University), Kaveh Mohtashami (MSc); Amin Sabernagad (MSc) and Mohammad Reza Yousefi. The project has been led by Assist. Prof. Meisam Tabatabaei.

The online version consists of a spreadsheet where one can key in the GC data (fatty acids profile (%) of an oil sample). The online version is available on and it is compatible with Mozilla FireFox or Google Chrome only.

The online version of  the BiodieselAnalyzer© is very user-friendly. One can simply cut/copy data from other programs for example Word and Excel and paste them into the BiodieselAnalyzer spreadsheet. Then, click on the 'ANALYZE MY DATA' tab and you will be navigated to the results page where different biodiesel properties have been predicted.


BiodieselAnalyzer© Version 1.2 (Online App) was released on January 12, 2015.


"Log into the online application here"


SGP/GEF/UNDP Sponsored Workshop was held in Qeshm Free Zone

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Last Updated on Saturday, 10 January 2015 00:21 Written by Administrator Friday, 09 January 2015 22:50


Upon the request of the Department of Environment of the Qeshm Free Zone to purchase one unit of BD-Expert © Biodiesel Processor (capable of producing biodiesel from waste cooking oil (WCO)) from the Extension Group of Environmentalists (EGE) within the framework of a SGP/GEF/UNDP sponsored project (IRA/SGP/OP5/Y2/STAR/CC/12/04(170)), a ceremony was held on 27 and 28 December 2014 on the Qeshm Island to deliver the unit and train the parties involved. High-ranking officials of the Island including the President of the Department of the Environment; Eng. Dakhteh, the General Manager of the Industries, Mining and Trade Office; Dr. Majidi, the Head of Qeshm Free Zone’s Incubator; Mrs. Hosseini and the National Coordinator of SGP/GEF/UNDP; Eng. Daraei as well as a member of SGP Steering Committee; Eng. Farahani participated in the event.

The program included series of lectures and a hands-on training workshop handled by BRTeam Leader; Dr. Tabatabaei, BRTeam Internal Affairs Manager; Ms. Saberi and BRTeam`s Bio/Reactor Group Leader; Dr. Zonouzi. During the 2 day event, the participants were exposed to comprehensive information on the illegal applications of WCO, the harmful consequences of its recycling into the food and hygiene industries and the production of biodiesel (as a clean fuel) from WCO. While the participants were briefed about the environmental benefits of partial substitution of petroleum-diesel by WCO-Biodiesel, they were also trained in the practical sessions on how to convert WCO into Biodiesel using the patented BD-Expert reactor. BD-Expert © is a patented technology for biodiesel production from WCO in collaboration with SGP/GEF/UNDP.


Download BD-Expert © Brochure here!

The workshop was attended by the members of the island’s fast food, restaurant and confectionery unities including the presidents of the respective unities. The event was fully covered by the media and the related coverage was broadcast on the Khalikh Fars Channel on 29 December 2014 (at 16:45, 20:00 and 23:00, Tehran’s time).

The event was also widely publicized in the internet by the media.

Access the coverage here!

In the aftermath of the event, the reactor was transferred by the Department of Environment of the Qeshm Free Zone to a village named “SALAKH” where the WCO produced during a wedding ceremony was converted into WCO-Biodiesel by the villagers trained by the personnel of the Department of Environment. The WCO-Biodiesel generated was then fueled into a diesel vehicle owned by the indigenous people.

Download the Event Newsletter including the Photo Gallery here!


Biofuel Research Journal: 4th issue FREE online

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Last Updated on Monday, 01 December 2014 15:38 Written by Administrator Monday, 01 December 2014 12:23

New Issue

Biofuel Research Journal
Issue 4 now freely available online

The Biofuel Research Journal was launched in March 2014 and Issue 4 is already available online.

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We have been overwhelmed by the success of the Biofuel Research Journal and are now receiving a considerable number of submissions each month. This has allowed us to observe the highest quality standards possible in selecting submitted manuscripts which will guarantee the swift development of the journal. A great thank you to our editors, authors and reviewers who are contributing to this achievement.

The new issue of the journal is now online and includes a critical editorial, two review articles as well as quality research articles:

The potential of using wastewater for microalgal propagation

Faizal Bux

Upgrading of waste oils into transportation fuels using hydrotreating technologies

Sudipta De; Rafael Luque

Meeting the U.S. renewable fuel standard: a comparison of biofuel pathways

Marc Y. Menetrez

Process analysis of superheated steam pre-treatment of wheat straw and its relative effect on ethanol selling price

Dave Barchyn; Stefan Cenkowski

Iron effect on the fermentative metabolism of Clostridium acetobutylicum ATCC 824 using cheese whey as substrate

Victoria Rosalía Durán-Padilla; Gustavo Davila-Vazquez; Norma Angélica Chávez-Vela; José Raunel Tinoco-Valencia; Juan Jáuregui-Rincón

Production and characterization of biodiesel using palm kernel oil; fresh and recovered from spent bleaching earth

Abiodun Aladetuyi; Gabriel A. Olatunji; David S. Ogunniyi; Temitope E. Odetoye; Stephen O. Oguntoye

A study of production and characterization of Manketti (Ricinodendron rautonemii) methyl ester and its blends as a potential biodiesel feedstock

A.E. Atabani; M. Mofijur; H.H. Masjuki; Irfan A. Badruddin; W.T. Chong; S.F. Cheng; S.W. Gouk

All articles published in the journal are freely available and are published completely free-of-charge.

We hope you enjoy this new issue.



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Biofuels Committee: Vice-Presidency for Science & Technology

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Last Updated on Saturday, 04 October 2014 18:31 Written by Administrator Saturday, 04 October 2014 17:38


BRTeam Leader; Assist. Professor Meisam Tabatabaei was appointed as the President of the Biofuels Committee. This is the Highest Policy-Making, Grant-Awarding Body in the field of Biofuels in the Vice-Presidency for Science & Technology.

The Committee consists of high-ranking officials involved in the Fuel & Transportation Sector, Automotive Industry, State Media (IRIB) and internationally-recognized Scholars, and is expected to decide upon major issues revolving the production and application of Biofuels in the country. The first Committee meeting was held on 30th September 2014 in the venue of the Vice-Presidency for Science & Technology.


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