Extraction of biofuel from seaweed and analyse its engine performance

S. Sharmila, L. Jeyanthi Rebecca, P. Naveen Chandran, E. Kowsalya, Himadri Dutta, Sourav Ray, N. R. Kripanand

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The demand and price of fuel was increasing day by day due to increase in number of vehicles because of continuous increase in population. This is one of the major problems which we are facing in our day to day life. Marine algae are found to be the good source of hydrocarbons and it can be readily used in the production of liquid bio-fuel. In this study, Gracilaria corticata which was collected from Covelong, Chennai, Tamil Nadu was used for extracting biofuel using hexane as solvent by solvent extraction method and its properties were analyzed. Engine efficiency of pure algal fuel and its blends were also analyzed. Results showed that fuel blend with 80% diesel has good brake thermal efficiency.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)8870-8875
Number of pages6
JournalInternational Journal of Pharmacy and Technology
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 01-01-2015
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutics(all)


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