Mukesh A. Mane
Abstract: An ever increasing demand of fuels has been a challenge for todays scientific workers. The fossil fuel resources are dwindling day by day. Biodiesel seem to be a solution for future. It is an environmental viable fuel. There is various types of raw material like Jatropha curcus L, Pongamia Pinnata (Karanja), Moha, Undi, Castor, Saemuruba, Cotton seed etc. An non- edible oil seeds and Various vegetable oils including palm oil, soybean oil, sunflower oil, rapeseed oil and canola oil have been used to produce biodiesel fuel and lubricants. In this paper a karanja oil is used as raw material to produce a biodiesel also in this paper the properties of karanja oil, biodiesel formation process, economics of karanja oil and there result in which the it is used as fuel for CI engine are described.
Keywords: karanja oil, transesterification, performance, properties