Catalytic Cracking of Pure Fatty Acids in a Continuous Small Scale Pilot Plant

P. Bielansky, A. Reichhold, C. Schönberger & A. Weinert
Fluid catalytic cracking is one of the most important refinery processes for gasoline production. It could be shown in previous works that vegetable oils are a suitable feedstock for the FCC process. One of the most important criterions for biofuels is its profitability. Due to the high costs of virgin vegetable oils products from a “BIO-FCC” are expected to be considerably more expensive than petrol-derived products. Crude palm oil contains high amounts of free fatty...