Also known as glycerine or glycerin, this compound is viscous, sweet and nontoxic. Previous, glycerol came from primarily synthetic sources, however glycerol as a byproduct of biofuel production (from natural sources) flooded the market. For every ton of biodiesel produced, 100kgs of glycerin is produced as a byproduct. In the coming years, "Green diesel" will not have a by-product of glycerol, and could have a shortage. Today, most glycerol is in derived from natural sources.
Note: Glycerol made palm oil is considered non-GMO... from soy oil, contains GMOs.
Glycerin is a byproduct of biodiesel. If Biodiesel is in low demand, glycerol production production will decrease.
Up Stream Materials/Building Blocks:
Oils/Fats (both animal and plant)
Alcohols, most common is methanol
Byproduct: Biodiesel... Note: Green Biodiesel does not have a by-product
Down Stream Materials Consuming:
Skin care products
Hair care products