Bioscience Discovery, Volume 10, Number 4, Page Number 203-206, Month & Year: Oct. - 2019

Germplasm collection of potential natural oil resources for energy

Bhagat R. B., D. K. Kulkarni and S. P. Taware 

Department of Botany, Baburaoji Gholap College, Sangvi Pune-27, (M.S.), India
BAIF- Development Research Foundation, Pune, (M.S.), India
Agharkar Research Institute, G.G. Agarkar Rd. Pune-4 M.S.), India

Article Info



Received: 21-07-2019,
Revised: 19-09-2019,
Accepted: 26-09-2019

During last few decades in view of increase in demand and cost of petroleum products alternative resources like edible and non-edible oil resources as well as animal fat are used as bio-energy source. Vegetable oil as biodiesel is an environment friendly replacement for petroleum based fuel. India has a great potential for production of bio-fuels from non-edible oil resources. There are more than 100 varieties of non-edible oil seed resources available in wild state. They exhibit tremendous genetic diversity in morphology, chemical characters and oil content with respect to seasonal change. During last two years germplasm collection of non edible oil seeds like Jatropha, Caesalpinia, Madhuca, Aphanamixis, Callophyllum, etc. from Kolhapur, Ratnagiri, Satara, Pune, Solhapur, Raigad districts from Maharashtra was carried out. The present paper deals with physico-chemical analysis, oil content variation and fatty acids composition.

Non-edible oil resources; physicochemical analysis; oil contents; fatty acids

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Bhagat RB, DK Kulkarni and SP Taware, 2019. Germplasm collection of potential natural oil resources for energy. Bioscience Discovery, 10(4):203-206.

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