Description of technology
Process converting palm oil (crude palm oil) to biogasoline is slightly same process with biodiesel processing by using catalyst but with different reaction. In this process, a catalytic cracking reaction is conducted. After, degumming process, the palm oil (crude palm oil) is directly contacted to the bed catalysts at a high temperutre and low pressure condition in N2 gas. Then, the product is sapareted to gas and liquid products. The liquid product is a biogasoline. The catalysts were used in this process is different with the biodiesel. In this process, mostly the soild acid catalysts are used. The challenge or key point in this process is catalysts prepartion and configuration of bed catalysts. The catalysts should have a high acidity and high pore diameter in order to the free-. –fatty acid could be enter in the pore and conducted a cracking reaction.
Specific Features
With this reaction, gasoline from crude oil could be replaced directly or substituted with the biogasoline from palm oil (crude palm oil).
Keywords (maximum 5)
Palm oil, biogasoline, catalyst
Status of Technology
Pilot Plant
Biogasoline from plam oil is a green fuel which could reduce CO2 from the exhause of mobile
Areas of application/Business opportunities
Plantation and Catalyst Industries, Energy sector
Name of the component
Technology transfer terms
Name of the organization
Research Center for Chemistry – LIPI
Address/Zip code
Kawasan PUSPIPTEK Serpong 15314
Serpong / Indonesia
+62-21-7560929 /+62-21-7560524