American Journal of Applied Sciences

Transesterification of Palm Oil for the Production of Biodiesel

Khalizani Khalid and Khalisanni Khalid

DOI : 10.3844/ajassp.2011.804.809

American Journal of Applied Sciences

Volume 8, Issue 8

Pages 804-809

Abstract

Problem statement: Palm oil is known as an important source of edible oil with significant values of renewable energy. Depletion of petroleum had captured much attention on producing biodiesel from the palm oil. Approach: The most concerning methods for the production of biodiesel were discussed, namely transesterification (alkali and acid), enzymetic approach and supercritical alcohol. Results: The results showed the vis-à-vis of the methods for possible consideration of research. Conclusion: Concerning the importance of this vegetable oil, the contribution of palm oil towards diminution of fossil fuel, possible methods for the production of biodiesel and the opportunity for the futures is very much important.

Copyright

© 2011 Khalizani Khalid and Khalisanni Khalid. This is an open access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.