https://sloap.org/journal/index.php/ijle/issue/feed International journal of life sciences & earth sciences 2020-01-05T00:00:00+00:00 Prof. Helen Jerry editorsloap@gmail.com Open Journal Systems <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>IJLE</strong> is published in English and it is open to authors around the world regardless of the nationality. The frequency of publication is two issues per year, i.e. January &amp; July.&nbsp;<br>ISSN 2632-9425</p> https://sloap.org/journal/index.php/ijle/article/view/96 Transesterification of vegetable oil of higuerilla (ricinuscommunis l) for biofuel generation and cost determination 2019-10-22T13:18:31+00:00 Telly Yarita Macías Zambrano itspem.tmacias@gmail.com Tanya Beatriz Bravo Mero tanyi16@hotmail.com Verónica Dolores Palma Mendoz itspem.vpalma@gmail.com Rosa Delfina Giler Giler itspem.dgiler@gmail.com <p style="text-align: justify;">The limited use of natural resources that are possessed, which implies endemic flora (shrubs, herbs, etc.) and production waste ( leaf litter, various plant fibers, cattle manure, poultry, etc.), which are stacked for later burning and consequently causing pollution to the environment, are some of the problems that are generated at the farm level. The objective of the research was to generate biofuel derived from the mixture of methanol, sodium hydroxide and fig oil in the Mis 2 Principitos del Comuna El Limón farm, Portoviejo canton. Within the methodology to produce biodiesel or biofuel through the transesterification process, castor oil obtained from the fig seed, methanol (methyl alcohol) and potassium hydroxide (KOH) (acid or catalyst) were used. By means of the transesterification in which 0.001 m3 of castor oil, 0.0001 m3 of methanol and 0.01 Kg of potassium hydroxide were used under conditions of an approximate temperature of 60 ° C and 40 rpm of agitation in the stirrer plate, it resulted in 0.001 m3 of biodiesel. Biodiesel can be generated from fig or castor oil, taking advantage of a biomass energy source, which can be used in pump engines for irrigation in farms.</p> 2019-09-09T13:56:10+00:00 ##submission.copyrightStatement##