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Adelaja Osibote, Speaker at Chemical Engineering Conferences
Cape Peninsula University of Technology, South Africa
Title : Catalyst and elemental analysis in biodiesel produced from various feed stocks


Globally, there is depletion of fossil fuels and rise in energy demand due to population and industrial growth and this has caused a need for finding alternative fuels that are less harmful and can bring about energy security within a country. These findings have been going under intensive search leading to biofuels such as “Biodiesel” which has been proved to be fossil that is promising for the future however due to the fact that different feedstocks with different origins are used within the production, an issue has been risen with regards to metal contents which is said to be a downfall as it cause damage in engines and decrease the longevity as well as the quality of the fuel. This study presents the types of catalyst required for production of an efficient and effective biodiesel from waste vegetable oils as well as the sources and effects of metals in the biodiesel.

Audience Take Away:

  • The findings of catalyst preparation for biodiesel production?
  • The elemental analysis of the biodiesel from different blends.
  • The effects of the elements in the biodiesel.


Dr. Adelaja Otolorin Osibote completed her undergraduate studies at Ogun State University, Nigeria (now Olabisi Onabanjo University) in Physics in 1992 and received her M.Sc. in Engineering Physics (Medical and Health Physics Option) from Obafemi Awolowo University, also in Nigeria in 1999. She obtained her Ph.D (Medical Physics) from Escola Nacional de Saude Publica -FIOCRUZ, Brazil in 2006. She was a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the Department of Nuclear Energy, Universidade Federal de Pernambuco (Federal University of Pernambuco), Brazil in 2007 and in the Department of Human Biology (Biomedical Engineering) of University of Cape Town, South Africa in 2008. She was a Junior Research Associate, of the Abdus Salam International Center for Theoretical Physics from 2002 to 2006. She has published more than 50 papers in international journals and conference proceedings.