Enzymatic transesterification for biodiesel production.

@article{Shah2003EnzymaticTF,
  title={Enzymatic transesterification for biodiesel production.},
  author={Shweta Shah and Shweta Sharma and Munishwar Nath Gupta},
  journal={Indian journal of biochemistry & biophysics},
  year={2003},
  volume={40 6},
  pages={392-9}
}
Biodiesel consists monoalkyl esters of long chain fatty acids. It is produced from vegetable oils or fats either by chemical transesterification or by lipase-catalyzed transesterification with methanol or ethanol. Biodiesel is a green fuel and can be used as a blend with diesel or alone. Either way, it does not require any modification in engine design or storage facilities. The enzymatic process offers several advantages over the chemical routes. The handicap of increase in process cost… CONTINUE READING

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