In this study, the enzymatic process for biodiesel production was optimized using a mixture of immobilized Rhizopus oryzae and Candida rugosa lipases. The optimal temperature and agitation speed for biodiesel production were 45°C and 300 rpm, respectively. The optimal ratio of R. oryzae and C. rugosa lipases in the mixture was 3:1 (w:w). When 3 mmol of methanol was the initial reaction medium and 3 mmol of methanol was added every 1.5 h during biodiesel production, biodiesel conversion was over 98% at 4 h. In addition, when the immobilized lipase mixture was reused, biodiesel conversion exceeded 80% after 5 reuses.
- Candida rugosa lipase
- Rhizopus oryzae lipase
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology