TECHNOLOGICAL FORECASTING: USE OF LIPASE FOR BIODIESEL PRODUCTION
Renewable fuels are currently viewed as a potential alternative to fossil fuels because they are less harmful to the environment. Biodiesel is an example of the substituent of the common diesel is produced by transesterification reactions which can be catalyzed by lipases. The aim of this study was to conduct a prospection on the technological production of biodiesel using lipase, by searching in two databases of patent applications, the European Patent Office (EPO) and the National Institute of Industrial Property (INPI). The research showed that many patents in this area, distributed in 15 different countries and that requests for deposits have been increasing over the years.
PaperID: p 2589-2596
Author's Name: Maísa Pessoa Pinheiro, Francisco Eder de Moura Lopes, Louhanna Pinheiro Rodrigues, Lana Grasiela Alves Marques and Ana Lúcia Ponte Freitas