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Heterogeneous Catalyst derived from Natural Resources for Biodiesel Production: A Review

Author Affiliations

  • 1Department of Chemistry, Bineswar Brahma Engineering College, Kokrajhar-783 370, Assam, INDIA

Res.J.chem.sci., Volume 3, Issue (6), Pages 95-101, June,18 (2013)


Heterogeneous catalysts are receiving more importance for the transesterification of triglycerides present in any oils or fats to produce biodiesel. They are reusable, environmentally benign, could give high quality of products, and more effective than acid catalysts and enzymes for biodiesel production. Recently, heterogeneous catalysts derived from both waste industrial and biological resources have attracted interest for biodiesel synthesis. In this paper, it is attempted to review on recent development and application of low-cost, highly efficient heterogeneous catalysts which are mainly derived from natural resources or waste materials for biodiesel production via transesterification of different oils.


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