Activity of Heterogeneous Catalyst for Biodiesel Production

N. Azcan & Misiroǧ
Production of biodiesel is greatly increasing due to its environmental benefits. However, production costs are still rather high, compared to petroleum-based diesel fuel. The introduction of a solid heterogeneous catalyst in biodiesel production could reduce its price, becoming competitive with diesel also from a financial point of view. Unlike homogeneous, heterogeneous catalysts are environmentally benign and could be operating in continuous processes. Moreover they can be reused and regenerated. However a high molar ratio of...