Bhojraj N Kale, Harish Mohankar, Rishabh Chilate, Rushikesh Dawane, Ankit Wadibhasme, Joel More
Biodiesel, Renewable Energy, Algae, Hexane, Trans esterification, Methanol, Sodium hydroxide
As Biodiesel is emerging as an important promising alternative energy resource which can be used to or even replace the usage of petroleum diesel. Biodiesel is a domestic, renewable fuel for diesel engines derived from natural oils like Edible and Non-Edible oil, and which meets the specifications of ASTM D 6751. Technically, biodiesel is a diesel engine fuel comprised of mono- alkyl esters of long chain fatty acids derived from vegetable oils or animal fats and meeting the requirements of ASTM D 6751. Algae are a filamentous waste plant growing in any type of water such as fresh, sea water etc. Normally algae are regarded as a menace in water bodies. There are various methods for extracting the oil from algae, such as Mechanical Press Method, Hexane Solvent Extraction Method, Microwave Extraction Method, etc. The paper discusses experimental method developed for the extraction of oil from algae which is collected from canals of Salaimendha Dam, we are using hexane solvent extraction Method.