Biodiesel production by transesterification of borraje oil with supercritical methanol: effects of theoperation conditions

  1. L. Casas 1
  2. J.R. Portela 1
  3. C. Mantell 1
  4. J. Sánchez 1
  5. M. Rodriguez 1
  6. E. Martínez de la Ossa 1
  1. 1 Chemical Engineering and Food Tecnology Department, Science Faculty, University of Cádiz, 11510 Puerto Real (Cádiz) Spain
VIII Iberoamerican Conference on Phase Equilibria and Fluid Properties for Process Design - EQUIFASE 2009

Verlag: Faculdade de Enhenharia da Univeridade do Porto

ISBN: 978-989-20-1694-8

Datum der Publikation: 2009

Seiten: 130

Art: Konferenz-Beitrag


In the present work, a transesterification of borraje oil in supercritical methanol has been carried out in the absence of catalyst under different reaction conditions of temperature and pressure. As result, the conversion rate of borraje oil to its methyl esters was found to increase in the supercritical state in comparison with the convencional transesterification; also compared with the catalytic processes, purification of products is much simpler and more environmentally friendly.