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Solid Zn-base Catalysts for Simultaneous Transesterification and Esterification
Description: WSU researchers have developed a series of novel heterogeneous catalysts for simultaneous transesterifrication and esterifrication of fats and oils that can be used in the production of biodiesel. These catalysts are solids, a mixture of zinc oxide and other metal oxides species which provide the potential to convert all kinds of oil f...
Published: 11/23/2011   |   Inventor(s): Shuli Yan, Ka Yuen Simon Ng, Steven Salley
Keywords(s): Biodiesel
Category(s): Chemicals, Catalysts, Energy & Environment, Physical Sciences, Renewable Fuels
Combined Homogeneous and Heterogeneous Catalytic Transesterification Process for Biodiesel Production
WSU researchers developed a combined heterogeneous and homogeneous catalyst that reduces overall production costs, expands feedstock options, and enables large volume production in a continuous process as compared to traditional homogeneous biodiesel catalysts. This unique catalytic transesterification process works better with ethanol compared to...
Published: 8/17/2010   |   Inventor(s): Manhoe Kim, Steven Salley, Ka Yuen Simon Ng
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Category(s): Catalysts, Chemicals, Physical Sciences, Renewable Fuels, Energy & Environment
Effect of Natural and Synthetic Antioxidants on the Oxidative Stability of Biodiesel
Researchers at WSU?s National Biofuels Energy Laboratory have identified antioxidant additives for biodiesel fuel made from a variety of feedstock that provide advantages to current technologies. A significant problem associated with the commercial acceptance of biodiesel fuel is poor oxidative stability. The presence of high levels of unsaturated ...
Published: 5/7/2010   |   Inventor(s): Ka Yuen Simon Ng, Steven Salley, Haiying Tang
Keywords(s): Biodiesel
Category(s): Renewable Fuels, Physical Sciences, Energy & Environment, Chemicals, Specialty compounds