Biosolve Plantation
Jatropha Oil :-
The oil yielding plant Jatropha curcas L. is a multipurpose and drought  resistant large shrub, which is widely cultivated in the tropics as a live fence. The Jatropha plant can reach a height up to 5 m and its seed yield ranges from 7.5 to 12 tons per hectare per year, after five years of growth. The oil yield obtained from a whole seed is 30-35 % by weight basis. The Jatropha oil can be used as a fuel in diesel engines as a substitute to commercial diesel.

Biodiesel is produced from Jatropha oils by converting the triglycerides into methyl esters with a process known as transesterification.  The Jatropha oil is blended with alcohol and catalyst mixture, which is kept at reaction temperature for specific duration under agitation and sent to the settling tank. The ester is collected and washed to get pure biodiesel.

The pilot plant consists of reaction vessel with heating and agitating device, catalyst mixing vessel, settling tanks and washing tank. The Capacity of pilot biodiesel plant is 250 litres / day

The Benefits

Diesel substitute from renewable sources
Biodiesel similar in properties to diesel fuel
Eco friendly oxygenated fuel
Less sulphur content
Used in diesel engine without major engine modifications
Reduction in exhaust gas emissions from biodiesel as compared to diesel fuel

Component Reduction %
Carbon monoxide 50
Particulate matter 30
Hydrocarbons 90
Sulphur oxides and sulphates  100