Transforming Triglycerides and Fatty Acids into Biofuels

Lestari, S., Maki-Arvela, P., Beltramini, J., Lu, G. and Murzin, D. (2009) Transforming Triglycerides and Fatty Acids into Biofuels. ChemSusChem, 2 12: 1109-1119. doi:10.1002/cssc.200900107


Author Lestari, S.
Maki-Arvela, P.
Beltramini, J.
Lu, G.
Murzin, D.
Title Transforming Triglycerides and Fatty Acids into Biofuels
Journal name ChemSusChem   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1864-5631
Publication date 2009-01-01
Year available 2009
Sub-type Critical review of research, literature review, critical commentary
DOI 10.1002/cssc.200900107
Volume 2
Issue 12
Start page 1109
End page 1119
Total pages 11
Editor Goelitz, P.
Place of publication Germany
Publisher Wiley - V C H Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA
Collection year 2010
Language eng
Subject C1
100708 Nanomaterials
970109 Expanding Knowledge in Engineering
Abstract Fuels derived from biobased materials are attracting attention for their potential in securing the energy supply and protecting the environment. In this Minireview, we evaluate the use of biobased sources, particularly fatty acids and triglycerides from seed oils and animal fats, as fuels. The physical and chemical properties of these fatty acids and triglycerides are discussed, including the link to their sources and current availability to meet fuel demands. The current technologies, also known as the first-generation ones, for converting triglycerides into fuels are covered, including conventional methods such as transesterification, pyrolysis, cracking, and emulsions. Recent, second-generation technological developments that lead to more commercially viable biofuels based on diesel-like hydrocarbons are also discussed.
Keyword biomass
cracking
fatty acids
sustainable chemistry
transesterification
HETEROGENEOUS CATALYTIC DEOXYGENATION
RESPONSE-SURFACE METHODOLOGY
LIQUID-HYDROCARBON FUELS
POLANGA BASED BIODIESEL
MADHUCA-INDICA OIL
VEGETABLE-OILS
SUPERCRITICAL METHANOL
STEARIC-ACID
PALM OIL
JATROPHA-CURCAS
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Critical review of research, literature review, critical commentary
Collections: 2010 Higher Education Research Data Collection
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