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Biodiesel production from palm olein: A sustainable bioresource for Nigeria

Ishola, Felix and Adelekan, Damola and Mamudu, Angela Onose and Abodunrin, Temitope and Aworinde, Abraham K. and Olatunji, Obafemi and Akinlabi, Stephen A. (2020) Biodiesel production from palm olein: A sustainable bioresource for Nigeria. Heliyon.

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Dangerous environmental consequences and market unpredictability of fossil fuels have necessitated the need for sustainable large-scale production of biofuel in Nigeria. Unrefined palm oil (UPO) is a significant product of commercially available oil palm plants in the country. This study experimentally investigates the production of biodiesel from refined, bleached and deodorised (RBD) palm olein extracted from UPO obtained from batch reactors. The transesterification process of the RBD palm olein with methanol and in the presence of potassium hydroxide (KOH) catalyst produced biodiesel with a 62.5% yield, thus confirming its feasibility for mass production. The derived biodiesel has properties equivalent to ASTM D792 standard for biodiesel fuels.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Energy Bioconversion Renewable energy resources Energy sustainability Fuel technology Industrial energy consumption Palm olein Biodiesel Cleaner energy Transesterification Policy
Subjects: Q Science > QC Physics
T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)
T Technology > TJ Mechanical engineering and machinery
Divisions: Faculty of Engineering, Science and Mathematics > School of Engineering Sciences
Depositing User: Mrs Patricia Nwokealisi
Date Deposited: 11 May 2020 11:06
Last Modified: 11 May 2020 11:06

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