Jun 07

Catalytic processes in obtaining biodiesel

PhD. Joaquín Martínez is a tenured scientist at CSIC’s Institute of Chemical Technology, with a focus on the development of new materials such as catalysts for industrial processes related to biofuels, carbon dioxide conversion and alcohols. He has published many articles and patents, most of them in industry. During his intervention, he stressed the importance of the supercritical process in the obtainment of biodiesel from animal fats, as well as the use of catalysts for heterogeneous processes in this context. He explained the benefits of this approach, especially in terms of efficiency and process cleanliness. He also pointed out the challenges associated with the presence of fatty acids and the generation of flour and highlighted the need to continue exploring solutions to make this process more competitive.

The presentation can be seen in the following link: