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Table 2 Comparison of prices and costs of diesel and soybean biodiesel [[15],[19],[20]]

From: The glycerol biorefinery: a purpose for Brazilian biodiesel production

Description Price/cost as of 2013 (US$/L)
Price of diesel in the refinery [15] 0.69
Price of diesel in the distribution [15] 0.89
Production cost of diesel (estimated in this paper) 0.26
Average price of biodiesel [15] 0.90
Cost of biodiesel production (alkaline transesterification with a residual oil from the pre-treatment step of oil) [20] 0.63
Cost of biodiesel production [19] 0.65
Cost of biodiesel production (conventional alkaline transesterification) [20] 1.25