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Enzymatic Production of Biodiesel and Fatty Acid Alkyl Esters    

The process combines immobilized lipase, inert solvent and technical innovation to produce biodiesel and other high value-added products. This enzymatic approach is efficient, low-cost and fast.

Overview

Unlike the chemical approach, this process can accept both triglyceride and fatty acid as feedstocks. In so doing, it eliminates the need for a costly refining process. The reaction is carried out in an inert solvent environment to protect the lipase from deactivation due to methanol/ethanol or glycerol. Normally, the reaction is done at room temperature. Pure biodiesel and pure glycerol can be obtained directly from the reactor after removal of inert solvent.

The main advantages include:
-no wastewater, no chemical waste, no toxic compounds involved
-safe, simple-to-operate and cost-effective
-degummed crude is all that is needed. The oil can be virgin, used, vegetable or animal sourced
-can produce biodiesel at a cost lower than diesel

Primary Application of the Technology

1. Biodiesel
2. Oleochemicals
3. Oil refinery
4. Biobased polymer
5. Biofuels
6. Biolubricants

The Problem Solved by the Technology

1. One process fits all vegetable oils and animal fats containing fatty acids
2. Completely eliminates lipase deactivation due to methanol, ethanol and glycerol

How the Technology Solves the Problem

Combination of inert solvent in enzymatic reaction

Competitive Advantage

Solved all the problems currently concerning enzymatic biodiesel/conventional biodiesel production by:
1. Having stable biocatalyst performance over a long lifespan
2. Being totally green/ environmentally friendly = no waste
3. Products are totally usable because they are directly obtained in pure form
4. Cost is market competitive, biodiesel can cost less than diesel