The July/August issue of AOCS' member magazine Inform features two articles on advances in biodiesel technology that we have opened up to the public.
First, a new lipase makes it
possible to produce biodiesel from oils of widely varying quality regardless of
their free fatty acid content. It has already been used in full-scale
production at a traditional and a greenfield plant, and the enzymatic biodiesel
application is expected to be commercially available later this year.
second free article looks at how innovative solid catalysts are opening new
opportunities in the biodiesel market. Among other advantages, solid catalysts
enable the blending of feedstocks to achieve optimal cold-flow properties in
the final product at a low raw material cost. The scientists who developed the
advances recently shared the details with AOCS’ Inform magazine. We hope you enjoy these two articles, which also include process schematics, testing data, and graphics of catalyst performance.