Process design and evaluation of value-Added chemicals production from biomass

A. Ra Go, Jae Wook Ko, Sang Jun Lee, Seung Wook Kim, Sung Ok Han, Jinwon Lee, Han Min Woo, Youngsoon Um, Jaewook Nam, Chulhwan Park

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Three different biodiesel production processes were simulated using the SuperPro Designer program. The process for producing biodiesel from soybean oil and methanol was designed using commercial chemical catalysts. This chemical process was compared with the biological process catalyzed by immobilized enzymes. In addition, a hybrid process consisting of catalytic biodiesel production and enzymatic glycerol carbonate production was designed and simulated for the conversion of waste glycerol to value-Added chemical. Finally, the economics and productivity of these processes were evaluated to determine economic feasibility.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1055-1061
Number of pages7
JournalBiotechnology and Bioprocess Engineering
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 2012 Oct


  • Biodiesel
  • Enzyme
  • Glycerol
  • Glycerol carbonate
  • Process design
  • Simulation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biotechnology
  • Bioengineering
  • Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology
  • Biomedical Engineering


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