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Old May 13th, 2008, 01:33 AM
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Default Re: vegetable glycerin

Glycerol can be derived from animal and vegetable fats as well as synthesis. Synthesis was the increasingly more common way of obtaining it until biodiesel became popular, which yields a significant amount of glycerol as a byproduct. Falling prices for the commodity hints at supply being abundant due to these factors and thus I expect it is unlikely that producers have to resort to the saponification of animal fats to create it. Regardless, glycerol as a compound will be identical no matter the method of its manufacture and as such will not yield an objective difference for our purposes either way.

There is a large quantity of food-grade vegetable glycerine at the very reasonable price of $7.

Last edited by JamesBeach; May 13th, 2008 at 01:38 AM.
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