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New Renewable Energy Findings from Tezpur University Discussed

February 19, 2014

By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Biotech Week -- A new study on Renewable Energy is now available. According to news originating from Tezpur, India, by NewsRx correspondents, research stated, "Catalyst plays an important role in biodiesel production. Owing to the advantages of heterogeneous catalysts in terms of separation and reusability over the traditionally used homogeneous catalyst, the research has now been focused on these heterogeneous catalysts in recent years."

Our news journalists obtained a quote from the research from Tezpur University, "In order to make the process fully 'green', researchers are trying to prepare catalysts from renewable sources such as biomass. Within this concept the carbon based catalysts have been introduced. Carbon based materials are considered as ideal catalysts due to desirable features such as low material cost, high surface area and thermal stability. They are easily prepared by functionalizing carbon surface with acids or bases; in other cases carbon material was reported to be used as a support. Additionally, the carbon could be produced from most of the waste generated in different industrial processes. Therefore, its utilization as catalyst makes the biodiesel production a 'greener' one."

According to the news editors, the research concluded: "Under optimal conditions biodiesel (FAME) yields up to 90-98.3% were reported over various carbon based catalysts."

For more information on this research see: Review on latest developments in biodiesel production using carbon-based catalysts. Renewable & Sustainable Energy Reviews, 2014;29():546-564. Renewable & Sustainable Energy Reviews can be contacted at: Pergamon-Elsevier Science Ltd, The Boulevard, Langford Lane, Kidlington, Oxford OX5 1GB, England. (Elsevier -; Renewable & Sustainable Energy Reviews -

The news correspondents report that additional information may be obtained from L.J. Konwar, Tezpur University, Dept. of Energy, Biomass Convers Lab, Tezpur 784028, India. Additional authors for this research include J. Boro and D. Deka (see also Renewable Energy).

Keywords for this news article include: Asia, Biotechnology, India, Tezpur, Biodiesel, Oil and Gas, Bioengineering, Renewable Energy

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