Buhari et al
Greener Journal of Agricultural Sciences Vol. 4 (2), pp. 022-026, March 2014.
Manuscript Number: 1219131042
Production of Biodiesel from Baobab Seed Oil
*1M. Buhari, W. L. Danbature, M. M. Muzakir, and B. A. Abubakar
Department of Chemistry, Gombe State University, P.M.B. 127, Gombe, Nigeria.
*Corresponding Author’s Email: magaji.buhari @ yahoo.co.uk
is a renewable, biodegradable and environmentally friendly
fuel for use in diesel engines. It can overcome the problem
associated with fossil fuels such as its non-renewability,
polluting nature and its global politics which is a matter
of concern to many nations. In this research, biodiesel was
produced from the seed oil of baobab (Adansonia digitata)
with methanol in the ratio of 5:1 (v/v) of the oil to
alcohol. After the crude oil extract was transesterified,
the viscosity of the biodiesel was 0.859cm-2, the cloud, the
pour, and the flash points obtained were 10oC, 20oC and 17oC
respectively. From the results it was clear that the
produced biodiesel fuel was within the recommended standards
of the biodiesel fuel and so can be used as fossil fuel
Keywords: Baobab seeds, Biodiesel, Free fatty acid, viscosity.
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