Feasible processes for continuous biodiesel production from multi-feedstocks

Naomi Shibasaki-Kitakawa, Toshikuni Yonemoto

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Abstract

Many processes using heterogeneous catalyst, enzymatic catalyst, and supercritical alcohol for biodiesel production have been reported, but the current industrial process has been operated batch-wise using the conventional homogeneous alkali catalyst. A novel process using both cation- and anion-exchange resin catalysts permits the continuous production of high-quality fatty acid esters that meet the specification of international biodiesel standards without needing upstream and downstream processing. An automated, pilot-scale process that produces biodiesel from cheaper multi-feedstocks with free fatty acid contents up to 100 wt% has successfully been in operation for over 3 years. This will be an economically feasible process for continuous biodiesel production.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationBiofuels Production and Processing Technology
PublisherCRC Press
Pages273-294
Number of pages22
ISBN (Electronic)9781498778947
ISBN (Print)9781498778930
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2017 Jan 1

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)
  • Energy(all)
  • Environmental Science(all)
  • Chemical Engineering(all)

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