Title of Project

Green Energy: Biodiesel from Waste

Researcher Information

Rahila Dholakia
Saamia Shaikh

Project Type

Event

Start Date

2010 12:00 AM

End Date

2010 12:00 AM

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Green Energy: Biodiesel from Waste

World energy need/crisis has initiated an unusual interest in developing alternative energy resources. The purpose of this study is the conversion of waste oil into biodiesel and the extraction of usable oil from yard waste. More specifically, used cooking oil is converted to biodiesel by basic ethanolic hydrolysis. The Soxhlet extraction procedure was used to evaluate extractable oil content in a variety of pine nuts. Methodology and efficacy of these procedures will be discussed and a partial evaluation of the "green" aspects will be presented.