Optimization of biodiesel production from Jatropha Curcas oil by means of experimental planning

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Optimization of biodiesel production from Jatropha Curcas oil by means of experimental planning

July 9 – August 20
2010

Abbreviations
 AOCS : American Oil Chemists’ Society
 ARS: Agricultural Research Services
 ASE: Accelerated Solvent Extractor
 CENARGEN: Centro Nacional de Pesquisas de Recursos Genéticos e Biotecnologia (National Research Center for genetical and biotecnological ressources)

 EMBRAPA : Empresa Brasileira de Pesquisa Agropecuária (Brazilian Enterprise for Agricultural Research)
 GC : Gas Chromatography
 HLPC : High Performance Liquid Chromatography
 LABEX : Laboratorios no Exterior (Laboratories Abroad)
 LPN: Laboratorio de Productos Naturais (Laboratory of Natural Products)  RD&I: Research, Development and Innovation
 SNPA: Sistema Nacional de Pesquisa Agropecuaria (National Agricultural Research System)
 UV: Ultra-Violet

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Table of contents
ABBREVIATIONS ............................................................................................................................................. 1 I. EMBRAPA OR THE APPLICATION OF TECHNOLOGY TO AGRICULTURE .......................................................... 3 1.

PRESENTATION ......................................................................................................................................... 3

2.

EMERGENCE OF EMBRAPA AGROENERGY ........................................................................................................ 4

II. INSIDE THE INTERNSHIP .............................................................................................................................. 6 1.

BIODIESEL, FUEL FOR THE FUTURE .................................................................................................................. 6

2.

MISSIONS ................................................................................................................................................ 7

III. SECURITY WITHIN THE LABORATORY ......................................................................................................... 8 1.

POSITIONS ............................................................................................................................................... 8

2.

DANGERS ................................................................................................................................................ 8

3.

RISKS...................................................................................................................................................... 8

4.

PREVENTION ............................................................................................................................................ 9

IV. FROM OIL TO BIODIESEL .......................................................................................................................... 10 1.

EXPERIMENTAL PLANNING ......................................................................................................................... 10

2.

PROTOCOL ............................................................................................................................................. 11 a.

Reaction ........................................................................................................................................ 11

b.

Process.......................................................................................................................................... 11

3.

RESULTS ................................................................................................................................................ 12

4.

APPARATUSES AND TOOLS ......................................................................................................................... 14 a.

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