Cooking oil not only for cooking

Have you ever asked yourself what else can we do with canola oil - a cooking material which has been widely used for years?

This project would give you a clue for an answer. Deriving benefit from the high content of unsaturated fatty acids in South Australian canola seeds, we developed a plan to turn an ordinary cooking material into 1-Decene - an extraordinary industrial material with various applications, worth up to a hundred million dollars in today’s market.

By applying advanced chemical technology, we use ethylene gas to cut the C-C bonds in an unsaturated fatty acid and triglycerides structure to produce 1-Decene in a continuous flow reactor.

The success of this research would help to boost South Australian economic growth and ease the highly sensitive unbalanced demand to supply ratio of poly-alpha olefins on the global market.

Theme
Future energy and resources

Booth
FE82

School
Chemical Engineering and Advanced Materials

Exhibitors
Lan Huynh Nhat Le
Hoa An Nguyen
Le Nha Trang Tran

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