Singapore Jatropha Technology Pte Ltd
Address: 150, South Bridge Road, #11-04, Singapore
Website: Categories: Bio Diesel, Bio Fuels Company Profile: What is Bio Diesel
Diesel is the most valuable form of renewable energy
that can be used directly in any existing,
unmodified diesel engine.
Bio Diesel fuel and can be produced from oilseed
plants such as rape seeds, sunflower, canola and or
Bio Diesel is environmental friendly and ideal for
heavily polluted cities.
Bio Diesel is as biodegradable as salt
Bio Diesel produces 80% less carbon dioxide and 100%
less sulfur dioxide emissions. It provides a 90%
reduction in cancer risks.
Bio Diesel can be used alone or mixed in any ratio
with mineral oil diesel fuel. The preferred ratio if
mixture ranges between 5 and 20% (B5 - B20)
Bio Diesel extends the live of diesel engines
Bio Diesel is cheaper then mineral oil diesel
Bio Diesel is conserving natural resources
The process of converting vegetable oil into
biodiesel fuel is called Transesterification and is
luckily less complex then it sounds.
Chemically, Transesterification means taking a
triglyceride molecule, or a complex fatty acid,
neutralizing the free fatty acids, removing the
glycerin, and creating an alcohol ester. This is
accomplished by mixing methanol with sodium
hydroxide to make sodium methoxide. This liquid is
then mixed into the vegetable oil. After the mixture
has settled, Glycerin is left on the bottom and
methyl esters, or biodiesel is left on top and is
washed and filtered.
The final product Bio Diesel fuel, when used
directly in a Diesel Engine will burn up to 75%
cleaner then mineral oil Diesel fuel.
The technology is mature and proven
Presently, the indigenously designed bio-fuel plant
for 250 lt./day is in operation. We have to design
and develop bio-fuel plants of 3 to 10 tones per day
capacity for installation in different parts of the
country. Effective marketing chain needs to be
planned for enabling farmers to reap the benefits
directly. Bio-fuel mission will provide
technological and employment generation focuses for
the rural sector. Use of eleven million hectares of
wasteland for Jetropha cultivation can lead to
generation of minimum twelve million jobs
The cost of Bio Diesel is largely dependent on the
choice of feedstock and the size of the production
Several countries have active Biodiesel programmes.
Such countries also have given legislative support
and have drawn up national polices on biodiesel
development. Wide variety of motives for action
taken can observe like
Increase of energy supply security
Reduction of dependence on fossil energy forms
Reduction of harmful locally acting emissions.
Protection of soil by biodegradable products
Reduction of health hazard by using non-toxic
Biodiesel Scenario In India
As India is deficient in edible oils, non-edible oil
is the main choice for producing biodiesel.
According to Indian government policy and Indian
technology effects. Some development works have been
carried out with regards to the production of
transesterfied non edible oil and its use in
biodiesel by units such as Indian Institute of
Science, Bangalore, Tamilnadu Agriculture University
Coimbatore and Kumaraguru College of Technology in
association with Pan horti consultants. Coimbatore.
Generally a Blend of 5% to 20% is used in India (B5
to B20). Indian Oil Corporation has taken up
Research and development work to establish the
parameters of the production of tranesterified
Jatropha Vegetable oil and use of bio diesel in its
R&D center at Faridabad. Research is carried out in
Kumaraguru College of Technology for marginally
altering the engine parameters to suit the Indian
Jatropha seeds and to minimize the cost of
Bio Diesel Experiments
Initially 5% of the bio diesel was blended with
High-speed diesel and later increased to 20%. The
railway and Indian oil corporation has successfully
used 10% blended biodiesel fuel in train running
between Amritsar and New Delhi in the month of Feb
2003. At Kumaraguru College of Technology an auto
rickshaw was run on pure biodiesel (B100) prepared
from Jatropha oil.
As a substitute for fast depleting fossil fuel. Bio
diesel had come to stay. In future, it should also
serve to reduce and maintain the price of automobile
fuel. The under exploited and un exploited vegetable
oils are good sources of biofuel. Our country is
endowed with many such plants. Research is being
carried out now to convert vegetable oils into
biodiesel through biotechnological processes using
biodiesel. With a concentrated and coordinated
effort. Wide use of bio diesel in our country is
going to be a reality in the days to come.
A national mission on Bio-Diesel has already been
proposed by the committee comprising six micro
missions covering all aspects of plantation,
procurement of seed, extraction of oil, trans-esterification,
blending & trade, and research and development.
Diesel forms nearly 40% of the energy consumed in
the form of hydrocarbon fuels, and its demand is
estimated at 40 million tons.
Therefore blending becomes the important National
Issue which apart from giving the dividends , it
saves the country's exchequer. India has vast
stretches of degraded land, mostly in areas with
adverse agro- climatic conditions, where species of
Jatropha , Mahua etc can be grown easily.
Even 30 million hectares planted for bio- diesel can
completely replace the current use of biofuels. The
production of Bio fuels will also boost the rural
economy which will bring more enthusiasm in more
than one billion lives in the area
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