Lipase-mediated Production of Biodiesel Using Coconut Oil

Lipase-mediated biodiesel production is becoming industrially accepted because of its capacity to handle lower-quality feed oils and produce a cleaner fuel product for downstream processing. This project will aim to produce a recombinant lipase for biodiesel production that has the capacity to be immobilised onto a nanoparticle surface for re-use. The enzyme will be evaluated against commercial enzymes for its capacity to produce biodiesels with a range of starting substrates.

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