Lipase Catalyzed Synthesis of Fatty Acid Methyl Esters from Crude Pongamia Oil

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Author(s)

  • S. K. Karmee

Detail(s)

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)536-542
Number of pages7
Journal / PublicationEnergy Sources, Part A: Recovery, Utilization and Environmental Effects
Volume37
Issue number5
Online published13 Feb 2015
Publication statusPublished - 2015
Externally publishedYes

Abstract

Lipases from Candida rugosa, Pseudomonas cepacia, and Candida antarctica-B (Novozym-435) were used for the transesterification of crude Pongamia oil with methanol. The Candida antarctica lipase-B catalyzed transesterification gave 91% conversion in 60 h during the stepwise addition of methanol to crude Pongamia oil.

Research Area(s)

  • biodiesel, lipase, nonedible oil, Pongamia oil, transesterification, CANDIDA-ANTARCTICA LIPASE, COTTON SEED OIL, BIODIESEL PRODUCTION, ENZYMATIC PRODUCTION, NONEDIBLE OILS, VEGETABLE-OILS, ACYL ACCEPTOR, SOYBEAN OIL, SOLVENT, FUEL