Control of the Distillation Curve of Biodiesel Fuel by Cross-Metathesis Reaction Based on Fatty-Acid Composition 2019-01-2187
Biodiesel fuel (Fatty acid methyl esters: FAME) have lower volatility than petro-diesel fuel due to the larger molecular size of FAME. Recent studies report that the distillation temperature of biodiesel fuel can be lowered by the cross-metathesis reaction with short-chain olefin using ruthenium catalyst. In this study, the effect of cross-metathesis reaction conditions on the distillation characteristics of reformulated biodiesel fuel is investigated to reveal the reaction conditions for fitting the distillation curve of biodiesel fuels to that of petro-diesel fuel. Furthermore, the reactivity of typical biodiesel fuels such as RME (rapeseed oil), SME (soybean oil), and WME (waste cooking oil) for cross-metathesis reaction were examined to reveal the reaction conditions appropriate for their fatty-acid compositions.
Citation: Kawasaki, K., Yamane, K., and Umeno, R., "Control of the Distillation Curve of Biodiesel Fuel by Cross-Metathesis Reaction Based on Fatty-Acid Composition," SAE Int. J. Adv. & Curr. Prac. in Mobility 2(1):330-336, 2020, https://doi.org/10.4271/2019-01-2187. Download Citation
Kiyoshi Kawasaki, Koji Yamane, Ryohei Umeno
The University of Shiga Prefecture
2019 JSAE/SAE Powertrains, Fuels and Lubricants
SAE International Journal of Advances and Current Practices in Mobility-V129-99EJ