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Title: Nigerian jatropha curcas oil seeds: Prospect for biodiesel in Nigeria
Authors: Aransiola, Elizabeth Funmilayo 
Daramola, Michael Olawale 
Ojumu, Tunde 
Aremu, Mujidat Omolara 
Layokun, Stephen kolawole 
Solomon, Bamidele Ogbe 
Keywords: Biodiesel;Transesterification;Nigerian Jatropha curcas oi;Biofuel
Issue Date: 2012
Publisher: International Journal of Renewable Energy Research (IJRER)
Abstract: This study investigated production of biodiesel from oil seeds of Jatropha curcas, obtained in Nigeria, with a view to encouraging the cultivation of Jatropha plant in Nigeria and to providing a motivation for the development of biodiesel production from this feedstock. Also effect of oil-to-alcohol molar ratio on the biodiesel production from Nigerian Jatropha curcas seeds oil was investigated with a view to confirming established base case. A maximum yield of fatty acid methyl esters (FAME) of 87% was obtained at 333 Kelvin, oil-to-alcohol molar ratio of 1:6 and at 1wt% NaOH catalyst concentration. The physical properties of the BD obtained from Nigerian Jatropha oil met the ASTM standard of D-6751. Consequently, this study reveals that Jatropha curcas, an economically invaluable plant in Nigeria, could be a good feedstock for biodiesel production in Nigeria.
ISSN: 1309-0127
Appears in Collections:Eng - Journal articles (not DHET subsidised)

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