Cooking Oil

The team of National Cheng Kung University (NCKU) of the Republic of China (Taiwan) turns used cooking oil into bio-diesel a team of National Cheng Kung University in the southern Taiwan in Tainan has developed a method to convert used cooking oil into biodiesel. While the edible oil catalyst is heated for 10 seconds in a microwave oven with a strontium oxide. This technology will be expected to be within a year in mass production. The process has been by the NCKU team headed by Professor Liao Jiunn-, Department of materials science and engineering, and Aharon thoughts, Professor of the Israeli Bar-Ilan University, develops. This technology, which transforms 99% of the used Speiseols in bio-diesel, was applied for the patent. Taiwan produces around 540,000 tonnes waste of used cooking oil, a fact that poses a serious environmental problem.

For many years, Prof. has thought with the EU, to convert the used cooking oil for bio-diesel. According to Prof. thoughts are the Kernnanotechnologien highly efficient and produce in addition to biodiesel 1% glycerol. Thus, nothing is wasted. Usually alkali salts used in the conversion of edible oil to biodiesel.

This process, however, has a lower efficiency and it is very difficult to regain the alkali salts. The solid phase method of the NCKU of strontium oxide is used in the form of a Siliceapellet substrate, is two and a half times more efficient. The catalyst can fully recover itself and therefore saves resources and reduces costs. The prototype constructed by team has a daily production capacity of 100 kilograms and can be enlarged according to Prof. easily 10 times or more thoughts when needed. Along with the U.N. Source: Phil Vasan. Framework Convention on climate change and the global trend towards the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions has Taiwan in 2004 a bio-diesel plan adopted. Since the beginning of 2008, it is necessary that diesel fuel contains at least 1% biodiesel. 2010, the proportion increasing to 2%, 2016 5% – with further planned increases in the next few years. The domestic production of biodiesel is currently with an annual NT$ 3 billion (US$ 102 million) assessed.