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Journal of Biofuels
Year : 2011, Volume : 2, Issue : 1
First page : ( 42) Last page : ( 50)
Print ISSN : 0976-3015. Online ISSN : 0976-4763.
Article DOI : 10.5958/j.0976-3015.2.1.013

Physicochemical properties of seed oil of jatropha hybrid genetic resources

Kirubashankkar R.1, Parthiban K.T.1,*, Subbulakshmi V.1, Paramathma M.2, Thiyagarajan P.1, Devanand P. S.1, Sujatha M.3

1Forest College & Research Institute, Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, Mettupalayam

2Director of Research, Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, Coimbatore-641 003

3Directorate of Oilseeds Research, Rajendranagar, Hyderabad

*Email: ktparthi2001@gmail.com

Online published on 21 October, 2011.

Abstract

Studies were undertaken to elucidate the physico-chemical properties of seed oil of jatropha hybrid genetic resources. For this purpose, 27 hybrid clones were selected and the oil was extracted by soxhlet method of oil extraction and various analyses were carried out on the oil. The results were compared with that of Indian and international biodiesel standards. Analysis carried out invloved determination of parameters viz., specific gravity, refractive index, acid value, FFA content, saponification value, iodine value and cetane number. The study thus attests the utility of Jatropha hybrids for bio-diesel production.

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Keywords

Jatropha hybrid clones, Physico-chemical properties, Indian standards, Biodiesel production.

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