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Authors Ruan, CJ; Xing, WH; da Silva, JAT
Author Full Name Ruan, Cheng-Jiang; Xing, Wei-He; da Silva, Jaime A. Teixeira
Title Potential of five plants growing on unproductive agricultural lands as biodiesel resources
Source RENEWABLE ENERGY
Language English
Document Type Article
Author Keywords Biodiesel; Energy plants; Unproductive agricultural lands; Seed oil content; Cetane number; C18 fatty acid
Keywords Plus ACID ALKYL ESTERS; SALT TOLERANCE; FATTY-ACID; METHYL-ESTERS; KINEMATIC VISCOSITY; SEED; OIL; EMISSIONS; TEMPERATURES; COMPONENTS
Abstract Fossil fuels are being heavily depleted due to increasing anthropogenic activities worldwide, and burning them contributes to global climate warming and air pollution. Vegetable oils are one of the main feedstocks for biodiesel: they are non-toxic and environmentally friendly. Rising global population, decreasing arable lands and a decline in crop yields from desertification and salinization demands that biodiesel feedstock be grown on unproductive agricultural lands. To estimate whether five plants growing on such land in China could be used as energy plants, we determined their seed oil content (SOC) and relative fatty acid content, and estimated the cetane number (CN) of the biodiesel produced from these plant oils by a fitted regression between different C18 fatty acids and CN. Results showed that four plants can be developed as energy plants, including Datura candida (SOC = 22.9%, CN = 50.8), Xanthium sibiricum (SOC = 41.9%, CN = 46.5), Kosteletzkya pentacarpos (SOC = 18.6%, CN = 45.9) and Hibiscus trionum (SOC = 17.5%, CN = 46.9). The fifth plant, Rhus typhina, was not adapted as an energy plant because of its low SOC, 9.7%. Our data provide a scientific basis for growing energy plants in unproductive agricultural lands as biodiesel resources. (C) 2011 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
Author Address [Ruan, Cheng-Jiang; Xing, Wei-He] Dalian Nationalities Univ, Key Lab Biotechnol & Resources Utilizat, Dalian 116600, Peoples R China; [da Silva, Jaime A. Teixeira] Kagawa Univ, Grad Sch Agr, Miki, Kagawa 7610795, Japan; [da Silva, Jaime A. Teixeira] Kagawa Univ, Fac Agr, Miki, Kagawa 7610795, Japan
Reprint Address Ruan, CJ (reprint author), Dalian Nationalities Univ, Key Lab Biotechnol & Resources Utilizat, Dalian 116600, Peoples R China.
E-mail Address ruancj@yahoo.com.cn
Funding Agency and Grant Number Fundamental Research Funds for the Central UniversitiesFundamental Research Funds for the Central Universities [DC10020102]; Higher Education of Education Commission of Liaoning Province of China [2009A150]
Funding Text This work was funded by the Fundamental Research Funds for the Central Universities (DC10020102) and the Research Project of Higher Education of Education Commission of Liaoning Province of China (2009A150).
Times Cited 20
Total Times Cited Count (WoS, BCI, and CSCD) 20
Publisher PERGAMON-ELSEVIER SCIENCE LTD
Publisher City OXFORD
Publisher Address THE BOULEVARD, LANGFORD LANE, KIDLINGTON, OXFORD OX5 1GB, ENGLAND
ISSN 0960-1481
29-Character Source Abbreviation RENEW ENERG
ISO Source Abbreviation Renew. Energy
Publication Date MAY
Year Published 2012
Volume 41
Beginning Page 191
Ending Page 199
Digital Object Identifier (DOI) 10.1016/j.renene.2011.10.022
Page Count 9
Web of Science Category Green & Sustainable Science & Technology; Energy & Fuels
Subject Category Science & Technology - Other Topics; Energy & Fuels
Document Delivery Number 902HQ
Unique Article Identifier WOS:000301029600022
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