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    Abstract - Issue Nov 2016, 37 (6)                                     Back

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Production of biodiesel from soybean oil biomass as renewable energy source



Abhishek Churasia, Joginder Singh and Ajay Kumar*

Department of Biotechnology and Biosciences, Lovely Professional University, Phagwara-144 411, India

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Publication Data

Paper received:

12 March 2015 


Revised received:

16 January 2016


Re-revised received:

08 February 2016



13 February 2016




Transesterification of vegetable oils with short-chain alcohols is used to produce biodiesel. In the present study, crude soybean oil was investigated on the basis of three principal variables, such as optimum reaction temperature (60?C), the amount of catalyst concentration from 0.5, 1.0, 1.5, 2.0 and 2.5%? and molar ratio of methanol 1:1, 1:2, 1:3, 1:4, 1:5 and 1:6, respectively affecting yield of biodiesel. Under optimum condition, at molar ratio 1:6 in the presence of 0.5% NaOH and 60?C reaction temperature and 350 rpm approximately 99.1% biodiesel yield was obtained.


 Key words

Biodiesel, Methanol, Transesterification, Soybean oil

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