How enzymatic biodiesel works
Novozymes’ enzymatic production process uses a liquid lipase – Novozymes Eversa® Transform – that catalyzes the production of FAME from glycerides as well as FFA.
The reaction is carried out in a mixed
batch tank operation. By controlling the reaction conditions, it is possible to
ensure a minimum of FFA (typically around 2%) which is eliminated by a very
simple and robust polishing step, call “the one pot process”
Process for enzymatic biodiesel (click to download PDF):