Synthesis and Investigation of Rape Oil Mono-Alkyl Esters

V. Kampars, K. Malinsh, R. Kampare, R. Muerniks & K. Cheirane
One form of the renewable fuels – fatty acid methyl esters (FAME, biodiesel) is produced today in large volume and is the most popular first generation biofuel. All characteristics of biodiesel are determined by the chemical structure of esters and its content in the mixture. Each raw material has a defined fatty acid profile, therefore one part of properties are determined by the chemical structure of locally available vegetable oil or fat. The influence of...