Michael F. Z. Page
- Assistant Professor of Chemistry
- California State Polytechnic University, Pomona
- (909) 869-4533
- mfpage@csupo mona.edu
- Research Site (csupomona.edu)
Reseach dealing with Fatty Acid Methyl Esters (FAME): Biodiesel] has a special niche at a polytechnic university. Alternative fuel research blends hands-on education with emerging technologies. Seed oils from plants consit of trigylcerides that have demonstrated utility in the synthesis of Biodiesel. Value can be added to this budding industry by using organic chemistry to repurpose FAMEs as a feedstock in the synthesis of polymeric "Green" plastics, urethanes, ureas. It is our goal to provide addition avenues for the use of Biodiesel in consummer products in place of petoleum-based compounds.