A novel biodiesel production method consisting of oil extraction and transesterification from wet microalgae

Ching Lung Chen, Jo-Shu Chang, Chien Chang Huang, Kao Chia Ho, Ping Xuan Hsiao, Meng Shan Wu

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Abstract

Microalgae biodiesel is one of the most promising alternatives to fossil fuels. However, how to quickly and cost-effectively obtain a large quantity of oil form microalgae is always a challenge. In this study, a novel method was developed for biodiesel production. This method was composed of microwave disruption, partial water removal, oil extraction and transesterification. The wet microalgal biomass with a moisture content of about 80 wt% was used as the feedstock for biodiesel production. The results show that the moisture of the wet microalgae after microwave disruption and partial water removal decreased to nearly 50 wt%. The oil recovery in oil extraction from the pretreated microalgae was over 90%, and the conversion in transesterification was higher than 90%. Moreover, the test for the large amount of microalgae sludge (400 g) shows that this method was suitable for the use in large-scale microalgae-based biodiesel production.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1294-1297
Number of pages4
JournalEnergy Procedia
Volume61
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2014 Jan 1
Event6th International Conference on Applied Energy, ICAE 2014 - Taipei, Taiwan
Duration: 2014 May 302014 Jun 2

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Transesterification
Biodiesel
Moisture
Microwaves
Fossil fuels
Feedstocks
Water
Biomass
Recovery
Oils
Costs

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Chen, Ching Lung ; Chang, Jo-Shu ; Huang, Chien Chang ; Ho, Kao Chia ; Hsiao, Ping Xuan ; Wu, Meng Shan. / A novel biodiesel production method consisting of oil extraction and transesterification from wet microalgae. In: Energy Procedia. 2014 ; Vol. 61. pp. 1294-1297.
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In: Energy Procedia, Vol. 61, 01.01.2014, p. 1294-1297.

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