Center for Catalysis. Center for Catalysis (CCAT) at Iowa State University is dedicated to the development of useful, practical catalysts and sustainable green chemistry methods.
Center for Catalysis (CCAT) at Iowa State University is dedicated to the development of useful, practical catalysts and sustainable green chemistry methods.
CCAT scientists investigate the application of catalysis and green chemistry methods to agricultural, industrial and environmental science.
Oil Soluble Catalyst
Current Catalyst Process vs. New Catalyst Process
Uses Non renewable Catalyst Catalyst left in glycerin co-product Catalyst requires water washing
New Catalysts Process
Renewable catalysts Eliminates catalyst from glycerin co-product Eliminates water washing
SEM image of the mesoporous silica microsphere.
TEM image of cross-section showing hexagonal lattice units of porous framework.
Methyl Ester Uses (currently marketed by West Central Soy)
SoyPOWER diesel additive
SoyPOWER methyl soyate
BioSOY Hydraulic Oil
SoyTRUK Fifth Wheel Grease
SoyLINK Chain Bar Lubricant
Asphalt Release Concentrate
SoyPLUS (dairy feed ingredient
Conversion of Glycerin
PDO – Used for:
Carpets and textiles
Water based inks
Base catalyst destroyed
by FFA’s (soap formation)
Fatty acid free Oil
by acid catalyst
by base catalystFree Fatty Acid Containing Feedstock For Biodiesel Synthesis
Biodiesel + glycerol
Value added products
Triglyceride to Biodiesel and Glycerol: