chapter  18
Biodiesel Production Using Karanja (Pongamia pinnata) and Jatropha (Jatropha curcas) Seed Oil
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Biodiesel consists of mono-alkyl esters of long chain fatty acids, produced by transesterication of vegetable oil with methanol or ethanol. In developing countries such as India, the use of edible oils for biodiesel is not economically feasible. The nonedible oils are the potential feedstock for the development of biodiesel fuel. These oils include karanja, jatropha, neem, simarouba, sal, mahua, etc. The nonedible oils contain some toxic components (unsaponiable matter) and sometimes high free fatty

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