The study is devoted to transesterification of Guizotia abyssinica seed oil using 1% crystalline manganese carbonate (MnCO3) as catalyst at 60°C giving yield of 95%. Guizotia abyssinica as a nontraditional seed oil obtained from minor oil seed crop was explored for the potential of biodiesel synthesis. An attempt was made to use pure crystalline, ash coloured manganese carbonate as a green catalyst and heterogeneous catalyst for the production of methyl esters as fuel from Guizotia abyssinica seed oil.
Financed by the National Centre for Research and Development under grant No. SP/I/1/77065/10 by the strategic scientific research and experimental development program:
SYNAT - “Interdisciplinary System for Interactive Scientific and Scientific-Technical Information”.