STUDIES ON SIMAROUBA GLAUCA BIODIESEL AS AN ALTERNATIVE FUEL FOR DIESEL ENGINESHRIPAD DIWAKAR
Biodiesel is a nonâtoxic, biodegradable and renewable alternative fuel that can be used with little or no engine modifications. Biodiesel is currently expensive but would be more cost effective if it could be produced from lowâcost non edible oils. The objective of this study was to investigate the effect of the biodiesel produced from non edible oils on engine performance and emissions. In this work, biodiesel was produced from Simarouba glauca oil using base catalyzed transesterification. The properties of the biodiesel was determined as per ASTM standards and compared with the diesel. From the property analysis, it is observed that the properties of the biodiesel are better than the raw oil and close to the diesel. From the engine tests, it is observed that the engine performance is close to the Diesel.