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Home » Feedstock, Feedstocks, Field/Orchard/Plantation Crops/Residues, Laos, Process, R & D Focus, Vietnam

Producing Biodiesel Fuel from Vernicia montana Lour. Oil

Submitted by on April 9, 2018 – 4:19 pmNo Comment

by Hanh Ngoc Thi Le, Kiyoshi Imamura, Masakazu Furuta, Luu Van Boi, Yasuaki Maeda (Energy Today)  … The authors evaluated the use of the non-edible oil derived from Vernicia montana Lour found in Laos and Vietnam for the production of BDF (biodiesel fuels) and develop an improved procedure its production consisting of 80.3%±0.5% α-eleostearic acid moiety (C18:3) using a co-solvent method.

The stability of the BDF was evaluated based on its iodine value and unsaturated ester content.

The authors found that the application of the co-solvent method to the production of BDF led to a reduction in the amount of energy consumed. These BDF satisfied the EN 14214/JIS K2390 quality criteria regarding its FAME, water, MG, DG, TG, free glycerol, and total glycerol contents, as well as its acid value and density.

Although indicative of a potentially energy efficient product, the authors admit a need for further testing of the shelf life to compare with current BDFs on the market.

Edited for Content and Length by Dr. Matthew A. Hood.   The  full article can be found at De Gruyter in the journal of Green Processing and Synthesis.  DOI: 10.1515/gps-2016-0215   READ MORE

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