IMPROVED TRANSESTERIFICATION FOR BIODIESEL PRODUCTION

Features

Improved transesterification is using methanol and glycds. Glycds is a green catalyst alternative carbon dots (CDS) synthetized from glycin and citric acid, which are carbon nanoparticles with size smaller than 10nm. They are composed of C,O, H and N atoms and show one step hydrothermal reaction. They have low cost and with eco-friendly synthesis.

Advantages of Glycds

  • Metal-free composition
  • High thermal stability
  • Low catalyst load (1 wt%)
  • Low cost -No metal leaching
  • No saponification
  • Easy purification
  • Increased durability of industrial equipment 
  • Reusable in multiple catalysis cycles 

Current Status

Pre-clinical development stage: invitro proof of concept completed in colorectal and lung cancer models

Opportunities

Market opportunities:

  • Biodiesel is one of the most promising alternatives to nonrenewable fossil fuels
  • Global biodiesel market to reach $41 billion in 2021
  • 80% of biodiesel produced from vegetable oils in 2015
  • Current industrial catalyst = strong base (NaOH or KOH)

Business opportunities: partnering/licensing

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