Some Facts About Jatropha
Some Facts About Jatropha


  • A non-edible oil bearing plant considered to be a sustainable option for biodiesel
  • Has potential to be grown on unused, under-utilized and  marginal lands
  • Relatively  tolerant to drought and pests
  • Produces seeds containing up to 30% to 35% of oil that can be converted to high quality biodiesel
  • Holds promise as a source of energy in the aviation and power sectors
  • Jatropha oil can also be used for non-energy applications like industrial chemicals, synthesis of natural wax etc.
  • Jatropha meal after oil extraction can be used as fertilizer or for energy production
  • Detoxified Jatropha kernel meal is a potential source of protein in animal feed formulations
  • Significantly detoxified Jatropha kernel meal can be used in production of bio-based industrial products like bio glue
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