Biodiesel production from sunflower, soybean, and waste cooking oils by transesterification using lipase immobilized onto a novel microporous polymer

Dizge N., Aydiner C., Imer D. Y. , Bayramoglu M., Tanriseven A., Keskinlera B.

BIORESOURCE TECHNOLOGY, vol.100, no.6, pp.1983-1991, 2009 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 100 Issue: 6
  • Publication Date: 2009
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.biortech.2008.10.008
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.1983-1991
  • Keywords: Biodiesel, Transesterification, Microporous polymeric biocatalyst, Thermomyces lanuginosus lipase, Taguchi methodology, ACETALDEHYDE, OPTIMIZATION
  • Istanbul Technical University Affiliated: No


This study aims at carrying out lipase-catalyzed synthesis of fatty acid methyl esters (biodiesel) from various vegetable oils using lipase immobilized onto a novel microporous polymeric matrix (MPPM) as a low-cost biocatalyst. The research is focused on three aspects of the process: (a) MPPM synthesis (monolithic, bead, and powder forms), (b) microporous polymeric biocatalyst (MPPB) preparation by immobilization of lipase onto MPPM, and (c) biodiesel production by MPPB. Experimental planning of each step of the study was separately carried out in accordance with design of experiment (DoE) based on Taguchi methodology.