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Journal of Agronomy
  Year: 2015 | Volume: 14 | Issue: 3 | Page No.: 146-151
DOI: 10.3923/ja.2015.146.151
Study on the Potential of Land Utilization for Energy Plantation as Biodiesel Feedstock: Case Study of Andalas University Campus at Limau Manis
Fadjar Goembira, Chairul Mahmud and Ade Fitriani

Abstract:
This study was conducted to identify potential energy plants as biodiesel feedstocks atan Indonesian university campus. Plant identification and selection of the most potential oil-plant were done by purposive sampling and goal achievement methods, respectively. Some plant oil properties, i.e., seed-oil content, water content, free fatty acid content and fatty acid profile, were evaluated by laboratory analysis. It was found out that five common energy plants were identified as existing plants, i.e. Terminelia cattapa Linn, Mimusops elengi Linn, Vitex pubescens Vahl, Leucaena leucocephala Lam and Swietenia mahagoni Jacq. The seed-oil content varies from 10.83-70.19 wt%, while the water contents were in the range of 1.56 and 3.75 wt%. As for the free fatty acid content was between 1.67 and 3.64 wt%. According to the evaluation of seed and plant-oil properties, Terminelia cattapa Linn. is recommended for planting in unused space of Andalas University with the total area of approximately 9.04 ha. The planting of Terminelia cattapa Linn at the unused area together with the existing energy plants is estimated to produce 5,546.040 L year–1 oil that can potentially be converted into biodiesel.
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How to cite this article:

Fadjar Goembira, Chairul Mahmud and Ade Fitriani, 2015. Study on the Potential of Land Utilization for Energy Plantation as Biodiesel Feedstock: Case Study of Andalas University Campus at Limau Manis. Journal of Agronomy, 14: 146-151.

DOI: 10.3923/ja.2015.146.151

URL: https://scialert.net/abstract/?doi=ja.2015.146.151

 
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