Evaluation of chosen fruit seeds oils as potential biofuel
O.O. Agbede 1
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A.O. Alade 2
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G.A. Adebayo 1
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K.K. Salam 1
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Department of Chemical Engineering, Ladoke Akintola University of Technology, Ogbomosho, Nigeria
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Department of Biotechnology Engineering, International Islamic University, Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur, MalaysiaDepartment of Biotechnology Engineering, International Islamic University, Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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University Research Farm, Ladoke Akintola University of Technology, Ogbomosho, Nigeria
 
Int. Agrophys. 2012, 26(2): 199–202
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Oils available in mango, tangerine and African star seeds were extracted and characterized to determine their fuel worthiness for biofuel production. Furthermore, the fuel properties of the three oils were within the range observed for some common oil seeds like rapeseed, soybean and sunflower, which are widely sourced for the production of biodiesel on an industrial scale. The low iodine values of the oil extend their applications as non-drying oil for lubrication purposes, however, the fuel properties exhibited by the oils enlist them as potential oil seeds for the production of biofuel and further research on the improvement of their properties will make them suitable biofuel of high economic values.
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