The interest in using Jatropha curcas L. (JCL) as a feedstock for the production of bio-diesel is rapidly growing. The properties of the crop and its oil have persuaded investors and policy makers to consider JCL as a substitute for fossil fuels to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. In this report, we gave an overview of the currently available information on the different process steps of the production process of bio-diesel from JCL. Based on this collection of data and information the best available practice, the shortcomings and the potential environmental risks and benefits are discussed for each production step.
The world is getting modernized and industrialized day by day. As a result vehicles and engines are increasing. But energy sources used in these engines are limited and decreasing gradually. This situation leads to seek an alternative fuel for diesel engine. Biodiesel is an alternative fuel for diesel engine. The esters of vegetables oil animal fats are known as Biodiesel. This project work investigates the prospect of making of biodiesel from jatropha oil. Jatropha curcas is a renewable non-edible plant. Jatropha is a wildly growing hardy plant in arid and semi-arid regions on degraded soils having low fertility and moisture. The seeds of Jatropha contain 50-60% oil. In this study the oil has been converted to biodiesel by the well-known trans-esterification process and used it to power diesel engine for performance evaluation.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
1.1aims and objectives
1.2 statement of problem
1.3 relevance of the project
1.4 scope and limitation of study
2.0 literature review
2.1 Biology of Jatropha
2.2 Processing techniques
2.2.1 Pyrolysis (thermal cracking)
2.2.2 Transesterification (alcoholysis)
2.3 The effect of moisture and free fatty acids
2.4 The effect of reaction time
2.5 The effect of reaction temperature
2.6 The effect of molar ratio
2.7 Alkali catalyst
2.8 Acid catalyst
2.9 Fuel properties of jatropha biodiesel
2.10 Biodiesel Characterization
3.0 Equipment and methods of processing
3.1 Materials and methods
3.1 Experimental set-up and procedure
4.0 Results and discussion
4.2 Discussion of results
5.0 Conclusion and Recommendation
Onobrenufe, O. (2018). Production Of Biodiesel From Jatropha Crop. Afribary. Retrieved from https://afribary.com/works/production-of-biodiesel-from-jatropha-crop-7990
Onobrenufe, Oghenero "Production Of Biodiesel From Jatropha Crop" Afribary. Afribary, 29 Jan. 2018, https://afribary.com/works/production-of-biodiesel-from-jatropha-crop-7990. Accessed 23 Mar. 2023.
Onobrenufe, Oghenero . "Production Of Biodiesel From Jatropha Crop". Afribary, Afribary, 29 Jan. 2018. Web. 23 Mar. 2023. < https://afribary.com/works/production-of-biodiesel-from-jatropha-crop-7990 >.
Onobrenufe, Oghenero . "Production Of Biodiesel From Jatropha Crop" Afribary (2018). Accessed March 23, 2023. https://afribary.com/works/production-of-biodiesel-from-jatropha-crop-7990