Studies on Mahua Oil Biodiesel as the Sustainable Fuel in Compression Ignition Engine

Natesan Kapilan, Sadashiva Prabhu S

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Energy utilization and demand are increasing in the entire world, and most of the countries have to depend on renewable energy sources. As a renewable energy source, biodiesel produced from feedstock non-edible mahua oil (MO) can be used with a significant production capacity. In the current performance study, biodiesel was produced from high acid value non-edible MO. The mahua oil biodiesel (MOB) has similar properties as diesel and meets the biodiesel fuel standard. As running the engine with MOB is costlier compared to diesel, low-cost liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) was taken as a partial substitute to reduce the operating cost. The dual-mode operation was enabled in the compression ignition (CI) engine by required retrofitting. The engine tests revealed that the MOB can be used as a substitute with LPG fumigation. Based on the cost of MO and engine performance study on mahua biodiesel, it was observed that mahua can serve as a renewable and sustainable energy source to meet the needs of energy and for the improvement in the rural economy.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)85-91
Number of pages7
JournalActa Technologica Agriculturae
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 01-06-2022

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Agronomy and Crop Science
  • Waste Management and Disposal
  • Mechanical Engineering


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