Use of ethanol with triolein for fatty acid ethyl ester as biodiesel fuel in a Novozym® 435 fixed-bed reactor

@inproceedings{Endo2018UseOE,
  title={Use of ethanol with triolein for fatty acid ethyl ester as biodiesel fuel in a Novozym® 435 fixed-bed reactor},
  author={Yusuke Endo and Takuya Hatanaka and Kouji Maeda and Koji Arafune and Takuji Yamamoto and Kazuhiro Itoh and Hidetoshi Kuramochi and Yasuhiro Kashino and Kentaro Ifuku},
  year={2018}
}
Abstract The biodiesel fuel ethyl oleate (fatty acid ethyl ester, FAEE) was produced using Novozym® 435 (immobilized lipase) by transesterification of a mixture of ethanol and triolein in a fixed-bed reactor operated in circulating batch mode. The miscibility of the mixtures during transesterification was predicted thermodynamically and the conversion ratio of triolein was studied as a function of reaction time. The yield of ethyl oleate increased when the feed molar composition of ethanol was… CONTINUE READING