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Biodiesel production with immobilized lipase: A review.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  20580809     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Fatty acid alkyl esters, also called biodiesel, are environmentally friendly and show great potential as an alternative liquid fuel. Biodiesel is produced by transesterification of oils or fats with chemical catalysts or lipase. Immobilized lipase as the biocatalyst draws high attention because that process is "greener". This article reviews the current status of biodiesel production with immobilized lipase, including various lipases, immobilization methods, various feedstocks, lipase inactivation caused by short chain alcohols and large scale industrialization. Adsorption is still the most widely employed method for lipase immobilization. There are two kinds of lipase used most frequently especially for large scale industrialization. One is Candida antartica lipase immobilized on acrylic resin, and the other is Candida sp. 99-125 lipase immobilized on inexpensive textile membranes. However, to further reduce the cost of biodiesel production, new immobilization techniques with higher activity and stability still need to be explored.
Tianwei Tan; Jike Lu; Kaili Nie; Li Deng; Fang Wang
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't; Review     Date:  2010-05-24
Journal Detail:
Title:  Biotechnology advances     Volume:  28     ISSN:  1873-1899     ISO Abbreviation:  Biotechnol. Adv.     Publication Date:    2010 Sep-Oct
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-07-12     Completed Date:  2010-10-21     Revised Date:  2010-11-12    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8403708     Medline TA:  Biotechnol Adv     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  628-34     Citation Subset:  IM    
Copyright Information:
Copyright 2010 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
Beijing Bioprocess Key Laboratory, College of Life Science and Technology, Beijing University of Chemical Technology, Beijing, 100029, PR China.
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MeSH Terms
Candida / enzymology
Enzymes, Immobilized / chemistry*,  metabolism
Lipase / chemistry*,  metabolism
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Biofuels; 0/Enzymes, Immobilized; EC 3.1.1.-/lipase B, Candida antarctica; EC
Erratum In:
Biotechnol Adv. 2010 Nov-Dec;28(6):937

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