Production of Biodiesel From Balanites Aegyptiaca

Zeev Wiesman (Inventor), Mordechay Herskowitz (Inventor), Sarina Grinberg (Inventor)

Research output: Patent


The invention provides methods for production of biodiesel from Balanites aegyptiaca oil or crushed nuts, and further relates to the biodiesel obtained. The Balanites aegyptiaca biodiesel obtained has a composition of triglycerides of mainly C16:0 and C18:0 saturated and unsaturated fatty acids, with a very high content of linoleic acid and of oleic acid, and it further contains Balanites saponins, acting as surfactants, which reduce the rate of corrosion and improve the performance of the engyne.

Original languageEnglish
Patent numberUS2008271364
IPCC10L 1/ 18 A I
Priority date25/05/06
StatePublished - 6 Nov 2008


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