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Biodiesel from non-edible Malaysian fruits

Ani, Farid Nasir and Jais, Mohd. Fadzli (2009) Biodiesel from non-edible Malaysian fruits. In: South East Asian Technical Universities Consortium(SEATUC) - 3rd SEATUC Symposium Proceeding, 25th - 26th February 2009, Johor Bahru, Malaysia.

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Limited supply of petroleum resources, global warming issues and increasing yearly prices of petroleum in the present time, motivated human to search for new alternative of energy sources. Utilization of edible oil like vegetable oils as fuel actualized the competition between human needed in food consuming and desired in life. Consequently, this study intended to investigate the feasibility of utilization of non-edible oil as new renewable sources of energy to reduce the depended on fossil fuels. The study examined the aspects of the properties and engine performances of Sea Mango (Cerbera Odollam) seeds oil which blended with various percentage of Malaysian petroleum diesel fuel. In Malaysia, Sea Mango trees were planted as decorated tree along the roadside and around housing areas. It shows the potential of 40-60 % of extracted oil from dried seeds through solvent extraction technique. Engine performances will be presented with various blends of diesel fuel. At the end of the study, the some fuel characteristic will be compared to diesel fuel and its feasibility as new source of energy will be discussed.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Additional Information:ISSN : 1882-5796; Hybrid Twinning Program 2008
Uncontrolled Keywords:biodiesel, fruits
Subjects:T Technology > TJ Mechanical engineering and machinery
Divisions:Mechanical Engineering
ID Code:12453
Deposited By: Zalinda Shuratman
Deposited On:01 Jun 2011 10:15
Last Modified:01 Jun 2011 10:15

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