Evaluation of Indian milkweed (Calotropis gigantea) seed oil as alternative feedstock for biodiesel

@inproceedings{Phoo2014EvaluationOI,
  title={Evaluation of Indian milkweed (Calotropis gigantea) seed oil as alternative feedstock for biodiesel},
  author={Zan Win Moh Moh Phoo and Luis F. Razon and Gerhard Knothe and Zul Ilham and Fadjar Goembira and Cynthia F. Madrazo and S. A. Roces and S S Saka Saka},
  year={2014}
}
Abstract Calotropis gigantea (Indian milkweed) is a common plant in Asia that grows as a weed on open waste ground. Flowering and fruiting take place throughout the year. In this study, Indian milkweed oil was evaluated as a potential feedstock for biodiesel production. The oil was extracted from Indian milkweed seeds with hexane in a Soxhlet apparatus. The seeds were found to contain 33.3 wt% oil. The extracted oil was analyzed for the fatty acid profile and oil properties. Several previously… CONTINUE READING