A novel enzymatic route for biodiesel production from renewable oils in a solvent-free medium

@article{Xu2003ANE,
  title={A novel enzymatic route for biodiesel production from renewable oils in a solvent-free medium},
  author={Yuanyuan Xu and Wei Du and Dehua Liu and Jing Zeng},
  journal={Biotechnology Letters},
  year={2003},
  volume={25},
  pages={1239-1241}
}
A new enzymatic route for biodiesel production from soybean oil was developed using methyl acetate as a novel acyl acceptor. Novozym 435 (immobilized Candida antarctica lipase) gave the highest methyl ester (ME) yield of 92%. The optimum conditions of the transesterification were 30% enzyme based on oil weight; a molar ratio of methyl acetate/oil of 12:1; temperature 40 °C and reaction time 10 h. Since no glycerol was produced in the process, this method is very convenient for recycling the… CONTINUE READING
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