New Catalyst Helps Develop Biodiesel From Old Cooking Oil & Food Scraps

New Catalyst Helps Develop Biodiesel From Old Cooking Oil & Food Scraps

Published: 04-Dec-2020 | Published By: Market Research Store

Recently, a team has found new means of recycling of agricultural waste and used cooking oil into biodiesel. They are also working toward converting food scraps or plastic rubbish into highly valuable products. The latest low-cost and powerful method uses a new type of highly efficient catalyst that can quickly help develop low-carbon biodiesel or other complex products from the different, impure raw substances. In case of used cooking oil, an intensive energy consuming cleaning process needs to be relied on to make biodiesel as the commercial processes need pure feedstocks with only 1 or 2% contaminants.

Surprisingly, the new catalyst is so efficient that it can prepare biodiesel even from low-grade ingredients such as feedstock that contain only 50% contaminants. The productivity of this new discovery is so high that the rubbishes like food scraps, microplastics, and old tires all can be easily converted into valuable chemical precursors that can be further used in medicines, fertilizers,or biodegradable packaging. The RMIT University researchers have their study on new the catalyst published in Nature Catalysis. The need for an alternative solution is urgent to combat the high purity feedstocks and costly engineering dependent conventional catalyst technologies.

In the modern world, the dependency on the complex molecules for maintaining health or providing nutritious food, clean water and cheap energy. The new catalyst can help reduce air pollution by using up all its resources and also in advancing the economy. The micron-sized ceramic sponge consists of many pores and specialized active components that make it a multi-functional catalyst.

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