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Biodiesel from Kukui nut, Kukuinut Oil as Bio-diesel, Biofuel - Reference & Resources


 Nature gave us oil from algae; perhaps we should try Nature’s way again

Biodiesel from Kukui Nut Oil – Kukui Nut Oil as Biofuel

While it is possible to have the oil from Kukui Nut tree as a biodiesel, it is unlikely that it is a serious candidate since this is not a mainstream crop, and its high price will be a deterrent to its use as fuel 

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·         Student Makes Fuel from Kukui Nuts

  • Researchers to study local plants in Hawaii as biodiesel sources - Some common local plants such as coconuts, avocados and kukui nuts could soon be doing double duty to fuel the cars we drive and the animals we eat as a result of a research project announced yesterday. Federal and state officials said the goal of the new program is to continue developing alternative fuel sources for the state, which is heavily dependent on imported oil. But another aspect of the research will focus on using what's left over from the Biodiesel fuel production to make feed for cattle, poultry and fish-farming operations in Hawai'i. Read more from this article here (PDF)
  • Biodiesel investor looking at oil options - Already, the company BlueEarth has “pulled back quite a bit” from its plans to depend on imported palm oil as a feedstock, because of criticism that palm oil plantations are knocking down rain forests in Southeast Asia. Palm oil is not entirely off the table, but BlueEarth recognizes palm oil’s “inherent environmental issues.” BlueEarth is considering other oils, such as canola or soybean – and several products growing on Maui such as kukui remain under consideration as well. Read the full report from here @ Maui News (April 07, 2007) – see also a related report from Renewable Energy Access

Kukui Nut Oil Profile Data source: Botanical.com page on Kukui Nut Oil

Kukui Nut Oil Profile

Botanical Name- Aleurites Moluccans

Origin- Hawaii

Extraction- Cold Pressed/Refined

Shelf life- 6-8 months

Notes- Keep away from high temperatures and direct light

Specifications

 Color- Light Yellow with amber tint

Odor- Characteristic

Free Fatty Acids- Less then 1

Peroxide Value- Less then 5

Non-Saponifiables- Not more then 1%

Saponification Value- 190-195

Iodine Value- 160-170

Specific Gravity- 0.92

Fatty Acids

Oleic- 19%

Linoleic- 41%

Linolenic- less then 27%


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About Oilgae - Oilgae - Oil & Biodiesel from Algae has a focus on biodiesel production from algae while also discussing alternative energy in general. Algae present an exciting possibility as a feedstock for biodiesel, and when you realise that oil was originally formed from algae - among others - you think "Hey! Why not oil again from algae!"

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