The proposed technology allows the exploitation of waste cooking oil (WCO) for the production of biofuels. As WCO is a residual biomass it does not compete with the competition with food crops and sustainability problems. Furthermore, the abundance of WCO in Greece and other Mediterranean countries renders it an excellent feedstock for biofuels production.
The proposed conversion technology of catalytic hydrotreatment allows over 90% yields of mid-distillate biofuels (bio-naphtha and bio-diesel). Furthermore, the produced biofuels have superior fuel properties over their fossil counterparts such as increased energy density, increased cetane number, increased oxidation stability etc).
· The project team
|Advisor’s Name:||Dr. Stella Bezergianni|
|Expecting date of valorization plan submission:|
· Identification of R&D activity
|Author of the R&D result:||Stella Bezergianni|
|Company or University:||Center for Research & Technology Hellas (CERTH)|
|Sector:||Chemical Process Engineering & Research Institute (CPERI)|
|Type of the R&D result:||New product|