The team of National Cheng Kung University (NCKU) of the Republic of China (Taiwan) turns used cooking oil into bio-diesel a team of National Cheng Kung University in the southern Taiwan in Tainan has developed a method to convert used cooking oil into biodiesel. While the edible oil catalyst is heated for 10 seconds in a microwave oven with a strontium oxide. This technology will be expected to be within a year in mass production. The process has been by the NCKU team headed by Professor Liao Jiunn-, Department of materials science and engineering, and Aharon thoughts, Professor of the Israeli Bar-Ilan University, develops. anta. This technology, which transforms 99% of the used Speiseols in bio-diesel, was applied for the patent. Taiwan produces around 540,000 tonnes waste of used cooking oil, a fact that poses a serious environmental problem. For many years, Prof. has thought with the EU, to convert the used cooking oil for bio-diesel. According to Prof. thoughts are the Kernnanotechnologien highly efficient and produce in addition to biodiesel 1% glycerol. Thus, nothing is wasted. Usually alkali salts used in the conversion of edible oil to biodiesel. This process, however, has a lower efficiency and it is very difficult to regain the alkali salts. The solid phase method of the NCKU of strontium oxide is used in the form of a Siliceapellet substrate, is two and a half times more efficient. The catalyst can fully recover itself and therefore saves resources and reduces costs. The prototype constructed by team has a daily production capacity of 100 kilograms and can be enlarged according to Prof. easily 10 times or more thoughts when needed. Along with the U.N. Framework Convention on climate change and the global trend towards the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions has Taiwan in 2004 a bio-diesel plan adopted. Since the beginning of 2008, it is necessary that diesel fuel contains at least 1% biodiesel. 2010, the proportion increasing to 2%, 2016 5% – with further planned increases in the next few years. The domestic production of biodiesel is currently with an annual NT$ 3 billion (US$ 102 million) assessed.
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