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Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology

, Volume 79, Issue 3, pp 331–337 | Cite as

Perspectives for biotechnological production of biodiesel and impacts

  • Wei DuEmail author
  • Wei Li
  • Ting Sun
  • Xin Chen
  • Dehua Liu
Mini-Review

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.

Keywords

Biodiesel Lipase Whole cell catalyst Liquid lipase Immobilized lipase 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Chemical EngineeringTsinghua UniversityBeijingPeople’s Republic of China

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