Utilization of palm empty fruit bunch for the production of biodiesel from Jatropha curcas oil

Zahira Yaakob, Irwan Sukma Bin Sukarman, Binitha Narayanan, Siti Rozaimah Sheikh Abdullah, Manal Ismail

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Abstract

Transesterification reaction of Jatropha curcas oil with methanol was carried out in the presence of ash generated from Palm empty fruit bunch (EFB) in a heterogeneous catalyzed process. The ash was doped with KOH by impregnation to achieve a potassium level of 20. wt.%. Under optimum conditions for the EFB-catalyzed (65 °C, oil/methanol ratio of 15, 90. min, 20. wt.% EFB ash catalyst) and the KOH-EFB-catalyzed reactions (65 °C, oil/methanol ratio of 15, 45. min, 15. wt.% of KOH doped EFB ash), biodiesel (>98%) with specifications higher than those stipulated by European biodiesel quality standard EN 14214 was obtained.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)695-700
Number of pages6
JournalBioresource Technology
Volume104
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2012

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Keywords

  • Biodiesel
  • Heterogeneous catalysis
  • Palm empty fruit bunch ash
  • Transesterification

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Bioengineering
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Waste Management and Disposal

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Utilization of palm empty fruit bunch for the production of biodiesel from Jatropha curcas oil. / Yaakob, Zahira; Sukarman, Irwan Sukma Bin; Narayanan, Binitha; Sheikh Abdullah, Siti Rozaimah; Ismail, Manal.

In: Bioresource Technology, Vol. 104, 01.2012, p. 695-700.

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