Dr. Gerhard Knothe

Dr. Gerhard Knothe , Chief Editor of The Biodiesel Handbook, has served as a Research Chemist with the USDA (ARS/NCAUR, Peoria, IL) since 1989. Prior to joining the USDA, Dr. Knothe conducted postdoctoral research at the University of Kentucky. He holds a Ph.D. in and M.S. in Chemistry from the University of Bremen, in West Germany. Dr. Knothe’s focus areas include vegetable oil-based diesel fuels (biodiesel), and oleochemistry. He is the author more than 90 publications and recipient of the 2006 Industrial Uses of Soybean Award.