Dec 2017

This study conducted the updated simulations to depict a life cycle analysis (LCA) of the biodiesel production from soybeans and other feedstocks in the U.S. It addressed in details the…

Dec 2017

In this study, a solid acid was prepared by the sulfonation of surface modified α-zirconium phosphate (ZrP) single-layer nanosheets (SO3H@ZrP), and the prepared solid acid was investigated for the esterification…

Feb 2016

Biodiesel, which is a renewable and environmentally friendly fuel, has been studied widely to help remedy increasing environmental problems. One of the key processes of biodiesel production is oil extraction…

Nov 2014

The switchable solvent 1,8-diazabicyclo-[5.4.0]-undec-7-ene (DBU)/methanol can be used in transesterification with oil to produce biodiesel (fatty acid methyl ester). The reactants (methanol, oil and catalyst DBU) and the products (fatty…

Nov 2013

Brown grease is a common waste product responsible for many sewer overflows and illnesses, and it contains useful free fatty acids and other hydrocarbon-like molecules. This work demonstrates the potential…

Mar 2013

We report here an efficient mesoporous polymeric solid acid catalyst (p-PDVB-SO3H) with superhydrophobic– oleophilic properties synthesized from copolymerization of divinylbenzene (DVB) with sodium p-styrene sulfonate under solvothermal conditions. N2 isotherm…

Sep 2012

A countercurrent liquid/liquid phase biodiesel reactor achieved 99% triglyceride to methyl ester conversion at the same time as separating 90% of the produced glycerin. However, a low inverse sensitivity of…

Mar 2011

This study aims to develop an optimal continuous process to produce fatty acid methyl esters (biodiesel) from waste cooking oil in a reactive distillation column catalyzed by a heteropolyacid, H3PW12O40!6H2O….

Oct 2010

The supply of glycerol has increased substantially in recent years as a by-product of biodiesel production. To explore the value of glycerol for further application, the conversion of glycerol to…

Feb 2010

The following study analyzes the performance of a continuous flow biodiesel reactor/separator. The reactor achieves high conversion of vegetable oil triglycerides to biodiesel while simultaneously separating co-product glycerol. The influence…

Jan 2010

Cannabis sativa Linn, known as industrial hemp, was utilized for biodiesel production in this study. Oil from hemp seed was converted to biodiesel through base-catalyzed transesterification. The conversion is greater…

Apr 2009

In this paper, the authors present the first demonstration of a liquid-tin anode solid-oxide fuel cell (LTASOFC) operating on pure biodiesel (B100) prepared via base-catalyzed transesterification of virgin and waste…

Jan 2009

The following study presents the first quantitative performance data for a novel laminar flow biodiesel reactor/ separator. The reactor ideally achieves high conversion of vegetable oil triglycerides to biodiesel while…

Jun 2008

Global concerns regarding greenhouse gas emissions combined with soaring oil prices have driven the search for renewable diesel fuels derived from either virgin or waste vegetable oils, dubbed “bio-diesels”. A…