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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Title: Direct Production of Biodiesel from Lipid-Bearing Materials, Including Canola

item Haas, Michael
item Wagner, Karen
item Foglia, Thomas
item Marmer, William

Submitted to: Meeting Abstract
Publication Type: Proceedings
Publication Acceptance Date: January 10, 2006
Publication Date: June 26, 2006
Citation: Haas, M.J., Scott, K.M., Foglia, T.A., Marmer, W.N. 2006. Direct production of biodiesel from lipid-bearing materials, including canola. Proceedings of Technical Meeting of the International Repeseed Research Group, Canadian Grain Commission. p. 6.

Technical Abstract: In contemporary biodiesel production, it is typical to employ a feedstock that is an isolated lipid, such as vegetable oil, animal fat, or waste grease. This necessitates the prior isolation of the lipids from raw material feedstocks, which adds cost and processing technology to biodiesel production. We have demonstrated that incubation of flaked soybeans directly in alkaline methanol achieves high efficiency transesterification, eliminating the need for prior isolation of the lipid (Haas et al., J. Am. Oil Chem. Soc., 81(1):83-89, 2004). The utility of this 'in situ' transesterification process for the production of simple fatty acid alkyl esters from other feedstocks, in this case canola seeds, is reported here.

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