Table 8: Reported conditions for enzymatic transesterification of some fats and oils [5153].

AlcoholLipase sourceFeedstockSolventYield (%)

MethanolC. antarcticaRapeseed oilHexane98
MethanolC. antarcticaCottonseed oil92
MethanolC. antarcticaCottonseed oilt-Butanol97
MethanolC. antarcticaDegummed Soybean oil94
MethanolT. lanuginosusSoybean oil90
EthanolP. cepaciaTallow fat95
PropanolP. fluorescensSunflower oil1,4-Dioxane>95
2-Ethyl-1-hexanolC. rugosaRapeseed oil97
MethanolP. cepaciaPalm kernel oil15
EthanolP. cepaciaPalm kernel oil72
MethanolMucor mieheiSoybean oilHexane75
EthanolM. mieheiSoybean oilHexane97
MethanolM. mieheiTallow fatHexane95
Ethanol (96%)M. mieheiTallow fatHexane98
Anhydrous ethanolM. mieheiTallow fatHexane68
PropanolM. mieheiTallow fatHexane24
ButanolM. mieheiTallow fatHexane20
PropanolC. antarcticaTallow fatHexane61
ButanolC. antarcticaTallow fatHexane84