Direct Production of Liquid Fuel from Rice Bran Powder by Using Super-heated Methanol Vapor Method
Kiyoshi OSAKADA, Koji YAMANE, Kiyoshi KAWASAKI, Chihiro KONDO
Raw material of biodiesel is becoming increasingly diverse in order to ensure quantitative. Especially microalgae is expected that produce much oils and fats per unit area more than several tens times compared to the ground plants. Therefore it is necessary to develop the technology of direct production of liquid fuel from microalgae. This paper described the feasibility of the direct production of liquid fuel from rice bran powder substituted for microalgae by using super-heated methanol vapor method. From the experimental result it was shown that FAME peaks were identified in the extracted liquid by gas chromatography. This suggests that it is possible to reduce the energy consumed in production of biodiesel fuel and to utilize the unused biomass by present process.
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