Chapter 8. Enzymatic Production of Biodiesel

  1. Wim Soetaert and
  2. Erick J. Vandamme
  1. Hideki Fukuda

Published Online: 16 FEB 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9780470754108.ch8



How to Cite

Fukuda, H. (2009) Enzymatic Production of Biodiesel, in Biofuels (eds W. Soetaert and E. J. Vandamme), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470754108.ch8

Editor Information

  1. Laboratory of Industrial Microbiology and Biocatalysis, Faculty of Bioscience Engineering, Ghent University, Ghent, Belgium

Author Information

  1. Division of Molecular Science, Graduate School of Science and Technology, Kobe University, Japan

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 16 FEB 2009
  2. Published Print: 28 JAN 2009

Book Series:

  1. Wiley Series in Renewable Resources

Book Series Editors:

  1. Christian V. Stevens

Series Editor Information

  1. Faculty of Bioscience-engineering, Department of Organic Chemistry, Ghent University, Ghent, Belgium

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470026748

Online ISBN: 9780470754108



  • enzymatic production of biodiesel;
  • fatty acid methyl esters (MEs) by transesterification;
  • enzymatic transesterification by lipase;
  • effective methanolysis using extracellular lipase;
  • intracellular lipase as whole-cell biocatalyst;
  • biomass support particles (BSPs);
  • methanolysis in packed-bed reactor;
  • cell-surface displaying cells as whole-cell biocatalyst;
  • biodiesel - alternative fuel for diesel engines


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Enzymatic Transesterification by Lipase

  • Use of Extracellular Lipases

  • Use of Intracellular Lipase as Whole-Cell Biocatalyst

  • Use of Cell-Surface Displaying Cells as Whole-Cell Biocatalyst

  • Conclusions and Future Prospects

  • References