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Perspectives for biotechnological production of biodiesel and impacts

Abstract

In recent years, biological ways for biodiesel production have drawn an increasing attention and compared to chemical approaches, lipase-mediated alcoholysis for biodiesel production has many advantages. Currently, there are extensive reports about enzyme-mediated alcoholysis for biodiesel production, and based on the application forms of biocatalyst, the related research can be classified into immobilized lipase, whole cell catalyst, and liquid lipase-mediated alcoholysis for biodiesel production, respectively. This mini-review is focusing on the study of the aforementioned three forms of biocatalyst for biodiesel production, as well as its impacts and prospects.

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Du, W., Li, W., Sun, T. et al. Perspectives for biotechnological production of biodiesel and impacts. Appl Microbiol Biotechnol 79, 331–337 (2008). https://doi.org/10.1007/s00253-008-1448-8

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Keywords

  • Biodiesel
  • Lipase
  • Whole cell catalyst
  • Liquid lipase
  • Immobilized lipase