P-Mo-33 New lanthanum based catalysts for simultaneous esterification and transesterification of fats and oils in first generation biodiesel production

Monday, June 6, 2011
Ontario Exhibit Hall (Detroit Marriott Hotel at the Renaissance Center )
Wolfgang F. Hoelderich Sr., Department of Chemical Technology and Heterogeneous Catalysis, TCHK at RWTH Aachen, Aachen, Germany
New lanthanum oxide catalysts supported on metal oxide such as ZrO2 and TiO2 have been developed. In the presence of those bifunctional acid – base heterogeneous catalysts esterification and transesterification of unpurified, low cost oils and fats with methanol can be simultaneously performed.

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