UTILISATION OF NON EDIBLE SEED OILS AS POTENTIAL FEEDSTOCKS FOR BIODIESEL PRODUCTION: A REVIEW
Biodiesel is a promising renewable alternative fuel for diesel engines. Currently edible resources constitute 95% of biodiesel production feedstock. The continuous and large scale production of biodiesel from edible oils has recently been of great concern because they compete with food materials- the food versus fuel dispute. This paper reviewed the prospect of making biodiesel from some non-edible seed oils of Castor, Jatropha curcas, Neem and Yelllow oleander. The physico chemical properties reviewed were compared with ASTM D6751- 07a standards for biodiesel and found to have satisfied the international standards. The review gave physicochemical properties, torque outputs, brake power, brake thermal efficiency and specific fuel consumptions that are close to those of fossil fuel diesel thus confirming that they can be used as alternative fuels in diesel engines.
Authors : Yami, A. M. , Ibrahim, M. E. and Raji, A.
Category : Open Access Volume (Issue) : 6(2) Date Uploaded : 12th March 2021