Enzymatic Production of Biodiesel

Enzymatic Production of Biodiesel?  The vast majority of biodiesel today is manufactured using chemical catalysts and methanol. A few problems are associated with this type of processing. These include 1) the need to remove free fatty acids (FFA) from the oil feedstock prior to reaction, 2) the need to remove phospholipids from the oil feedstock,…

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Catalysts and Enzymes in Biofuel Production

Biofuels Catalysts Introduction An important mitigation strategy for the impact of fossil fuels on the environment is the use of biofuels catalysts to make biofuels from renewable sources for transportation. The problem is that the cost of biofuel production is high and this nascent industry cannot compete with oil prices without subsidies. Biofuels can be…

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