08366794 is referenced by 10 patents and cites 11 patents.

An apparatus for the production of a bio-fuel or a bio-fuel additive from plant-derived oils, animal fats or a mixture thereof, suitable for use in a diesel engine is disclosed. The apparatus comprises a porous membrane for separating a reaction mixture from a permeate, the reaction mixture comprising an alcohol, a feedstock comprising plant-derived oils, animal fats or mixture thereof, and a catalyst for converting said feedstock to a bio-fuel or a bio-fuel additive, wherein said porous membrane is substantially impermeable to the feedstock and substantially permeable to said bio-fuel or bio-fuel additive. A method using said porous membrane in the production of a bio-fuel or a bio-fuel additive is also disclosed.

Title
Apparatus and method for bio-fuel production
Application Number
11/817206
Publication Number
8366794 (B2)
Application Date
February 27, 2006
Publication Date
February 5, 2013
Inventor
Marc Arnold Dubé
Ottawa
CA
André Yves Tremblay
Ottawa
CA
Agent
Borden Ladner Gervais
Kathleen E Marsman
Assignee
The University of Ottawa
CA
IPC
B01J 10/00
C10L 1/18
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