Campus Units

Chemistry

Document Type

Article

Publication Version

Accepted Manuscript

Publication Date

2007

Journal or Book Title

Energy & Fuels

Abstract

The environmental benefits of biodiesel produced from fully renewable resources could not be underestimated; its production follows the principles of green chemistry and it closes the carbon cycle. Nevertheless, high productions costs preclude replacement of petroleum-based diesel fuel with biodiesel. The introduction of a solid heterogeneous catalyst in biodiesel production contributed to reducing biodiesel price, toward competitiveness with diesel. Lin’s group was at the forefront of this endeavor and invented and developed one of the first heterogeneous catalysts for generating biodiesel. Nowadays, current catalysts catalyze transesterification and esterification at low temperatures, are stable, especially in water, and have high selectivities.

Comments

This is a manuscript of an article published as Radu, Daniela R. and Kraus, George A. "Heterogeneous catalysts for biodiesel production." Energy & Fuels 2017. Posted with permission.

Copyright Owner

ACS

Language

en

File Format

application/pdf

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Chemistry Commons

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