Methyl Esters

Methyl Esters

Fatty acid methyl esters (FAME) are esters obtained from the reaction of an Oil or Fatty Acid with methanol.   The reaction can be either a trans-esterification reaction if Oils or Fats are used (using sodium methoxide as catalyst) or a esterification when fatty acids are the raw materials. 

These molecules present a wide variety of uses such as Biodiesel.  Meridional has been studying novelty uses where we tailor methyl esters for different applications such as solvent in various uses in I&I (industrial and institutional cleaning products) as well as liquid fertilizers.  Other uses of tailores methyl esters are detergents, unmolding (concrete artifacts), heating oil, agrochemicals, asphalt emulsions and biolubricants.

Meridional can supply tailor made methyl esters according to the application of each individual costumer.