Catalysts for strong yields

The utilization of biodiesel reduces the use of fossil fuels. Today's biodiesel satisfies engine manufacturers' call for high-quality, powerful and economic fuel made from vegetable oils and animal fats. High-quality sodium or potassium methylate from BASF are used as catalysts in the transesterification process to help turn these oils into biodiesel in chemical processing. BASF's sodium methylate supports higher yields and low preparation cost. Potassium methylate is used for production with special oils and fats. Both are produced at BASF's Ludwigshafen Verbund site. Sodium methylate is also produced in Guaratinguetá, Brazil. BASF's experts in global logistics ensures reliable supply.

Examples of applications include:

Sodium Methylate and Potassium Methylate Solution

  • Transesterification process from various feedstocks to biodiesel fuel

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Inorganics for biodiesel fuel production

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Product Packaging Shelf Life
(months)
Appearance Attributes SDS TDS Share
Sodium Methylate
30% Solution Bulk 24 Clear, colorless to slightly yellowish, viscous liquid

A strong base in methanol solution for transesterification reaction, alkylation, and ethoxylation

NaOCH3 content 28.9 – 31.0

TDS
Potassium Methylate
32% Solution Bulk 24 Clear, colorless to slightly yellowish, viscous liquid

A strong base in methanol solution for transesterification reaction
KOCH3 content 30.7 – 33.0

SDS TDS

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