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Int. J. Mol. Sci. 2016, 17(4), 579; doi:10.3390/ijms17040579

Biodiesel Production from Chlorella protothecoides Oil by Microwave-Assisted Transesterification

Department of Bioengineering, Faculty of Chemical and Metallurgical Engineering, Yıldız Technical University, Davutpasa Campus, 34220 Istanbul, Turkey
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Received: 29 February 2016 / Revised: 1 April 2016 / Accepted: 11 April 2016 / Published: 22 April 2016
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Algae Based Bio-Renewable Energy for Sustainability)
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In this study, biodiesel production from microalgal oil by microwave-assisted transesterification was carried out to investigate its efficiency. Transesterification reactions were performed by using Chlorella protothecoides oil as feedstock, methanol, and potassium hydroxide as the catalyst. Methanol:oil ratio, reaction time and catalyst:oil ratio were investigated as process parameters affected methyl ester yield. 9:1 methanol/oil molar ratio, 1.5% KOH catalyst/oil ratio and 10 min were optimum values for the highest fatty acid methyl ester yield. View Full-Text
Keywords: algal biodiesel; Chlorella protothecoides; methyl ester; transesterification; microwave algal biodiesel; Chlorella protothecoides; methyl ester; transesterification; microwave
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Gülyurt, M.Ö.; Özçimen, D.; İnan, B. Biodiesel Production from Chlorella protothecoides Oil by Microwave-Assisted Transesterification. Int. J. Mol. Sci. 2016, 17, 579.

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