Prospects and Potential of Calophyllum Inophyllum as a Renewable Feedstock for Biodiesel Production

  • S. Niju
  • M. Balajii
  • G. Vishnupriya
  • K. M. Meera Sheriffa Begum
  • N. AnantharamanEmail author


Biodiesel, the alkyl esters of fatty acid is acquiring enormous attention in recent years and has been considered as one of the most promising renewable and sustainable energy resources to replace existing petroleum-derived diesel fuel. Among the various technologies available, the transesterification process exhibits huge potential for biodiesel production. Generally, different types of non-edible oils were utilized as feedstock to make the biodiesel production process more efficient and cost-effective. Hence, this review presents the potential of underutilized Calophyllum inophyllum oil (CIO) as a feedstock for biodiesel production. Moreover, the current study provides a detailed report about C. inophyllum oil and its physico-chemical properties. Furthermore, a detailed review of various biodiesel production techniques particularly transesterification process was presented. From the overall observations, it can be concluded that the non-edible C. inophyllum oil could be a potential and economical feedstock for biodiesel production.


Calophyllum inophyllum oil Esterification Transesterification Biodiesel 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • S. Niju
    • 1
  • M. Balajii
    • 1
  • G. Vishnupriya
    • 1
  • K. M. Meera Sheriffa Begum
    • 2
  • N. Anantharaman
    • 2
    Email author
  1. 1.Department of BiotechnologyPSG College of TechnologyCoimbatoreIndia
  2. 2.Department of Chemical EngineeringNational Institute of TechnologyTiruchirappalliIndia

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