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    • ISSN: 2010-0221 (Print)
    • Abbreviated Title: Int. J. Chem. Eng. Appl.
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    • DOI: 10.18178/IJCEA
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Prof. Dr. Shen-Ming Chen
National Taipei University of Technology, Taiwan

IJCEA 2019 Vol.10(5): 158-162 ISSN: 2010-0221
doi: 10.18178/ijcea.2019.10.5.761

Analysis Production of Biodiesel from Nyamplung Seeds (Calophyllum Inophyllum) in West Java

Abstract—The needs for diesel fuel in West Java is unavoidable because the large population is a challenge to finding substitutes for diesel fuel to guarantee its availability. One of the alternative energy is Biodiesel, in addition to being environmentally friendly and the supply of the raw materials available throughout the year using nyamplung (Calophyllum inophyllum) plants. This plant is one of forest plant that grows in West Java. Oil yield up to 75% and its manufacture able to be processed used simple technology with oil conversion nyamplung (Calophyllum inophyllum) seeds of 18 Kg per 100 Kg of raw material. The method of writing this paper uses secondary data from previous researches and other supporting data. The purpose of this study is to analyze that West Java is able to be a producer of biodiesel derived from the nyamplung (Calophyllum inophyllum) plants which is cultivated on an area of 244,926 hectares in people forest to meet the needs of 46,709,600 West Java people. The paper presents the potential of biodiesel by nyamplung seeds as alternative energy to reduce utilizing diesel fuel. This paper explains also about the production stage and biodiesel industry establishment of nyamplung biodiesel in West Java. The gains are decreasing greenhouse gas emissions, guarantee that fuel reserves are always there and help the community economically related to the biodiesel industry.

Index Terms—Biodiesel, energy, nyamplung, West Java.

Rahmatan is with Department of Forest Resources Conservation and Ecotourism, Faculty of Forestry, Bogor Agricultural University, Indonesia (e-mail:


Cite: Rahmatan, "Analysis Production of Biodiesel from Nyamplung Seeds (Calophyllum Inophyllum) in West Java," International Journal of Chemical Engineering and Applications vol. 10, no. 5, pp. 158-162, 2019.

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