• Ron Kotrba

Indian government grants MJCET utility patent on biodiesel process

Muffakham Jah College of Engineering and Technology in Hyderabad, India, announced that the government has granted patent no. 372207, titled, “Process and System for Efficient Biodiesel Production,” July 19.

According to the college, the project was accomplished in different phases, “starting from extraction of biofuels from algae, then extraction of biodiesel from waste cooking oil, improvement in the extraction process to increase the yield using microwave[s] and a glass reactor, then automation of biodiesel pilot plant using [a] continuous-flow process.”

The resulting biodiesel was blended with diesel fuel and tested in a variable compression ratio engine, and, according to MJCET, produced good results.

The patent application was filed in December 2019. In January 2020, the project and results were published.

The inventors of the process are M.G.V. Satyanaryana of MJCET’s chemistry department and Ishrat Meera Mirzana of the college’s mechanical engineering department.

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