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  • Jatropha curcus is a drought-resistant perennial, growing well in marginal/poor soil. It is easy to establish, grows relatively quickly and lives, producing seeds for 50 years.
  • It is found to be growing in many parts of the country, rugged in nature and can survive with minimum inputs and easy to propagate.
  • This highly drought-resistant species is adapted to arid and semi-arid conditions. The current distribution shows that introduction has been
    most successful in the drier regions of the tropics with annual rainfall of 300-1000 mm.
  • It occurs mainly at lower altitudes (0-500 m) in areas with average an-nual temperatures well above 20°C but can grow at higher altitudes and tolerates slight frost. It grows on well-drained soils with good aeration and is well adapted to marginal soils with low nutrient content.
  • It is a small tree or shrub with smooth gray bark, which exudes a whitish colored, watery, latex when cut. Normally, it grows between three and five meters in height, but can attain a height of up to eight or ten meters under favourable conditions.
  • It has large green to pale-green leaves, alternate to sub-opposite, three-to five-lobed with a spiral phyllotaxis.
  • The petiole length ranges between 6-23 mm. The inflorescence is formed in the leaf axil. Flowers are formed terminally, individually, with
    female flowers usually slightly larger and occurs in the hot seasons.
  • Jatropha makes a delightful red-flowered accent in a shrub border planted to attract attention to an area. It flowers nearly year round and so is quite popular as
    a patio tree or garden accent.
  • The trees are deciduous, shedding the leaves in the dry season. Flowering occurs during the wet season and two flowering peaks are often seen. In permanently humid regions, flowering occurs throughout the year. The seeds mature about three months after flowering.
  • Jatropha seedcakes, produced as a by-product of pressing the oil, make an excellent organic fertilizer or protein-rich livestock feed. Another by-product is glycerine.
  • Other parts of the plant are also useful: dark blue dye and wax can be produced from the bark, the stem can be used as a poor quality wood, and the roots help in making yellow dye.
  • The flowers of Jatropha Curcas and the Jatropha stem have well-known medicinal properties, and the leaves can be used for dressing wounds. All these things can be used, or sold.
  • Alternate uses of the oil include climatic protection, varnishes, illuminants, soap, organic insecticide, and medicine for skin diseases, cancer, piles, snakebite, paralysis, dropsy and many more.
  • The latex of Jatropha curcas contains an alkaloid known as "jatrophine" which is believed to have anti-cancer properties. It has also wound-healing properties of curcain.
  • Jatropha the wonder plant produces seeds with an oil content of 37%. The oil can be combusted as fuel without being refined. It burns with clear smoke-free flame, tested successfully as fuel for simple diesel engine. The by-products are press cake a good organic fertilizer, oil
    contains also insecticide.
  • Kalam said: 'With limited research so far in the bio-diesel sector in the country, India aims to produce 6 million tonnes (MT) annually of bio-diesel by 2010 and 60 MT by 2030.' He said the government and private sector majors should accelerate research in bio-fuel sector as well as the related aspects of production, marketing and processing.
  • The Tamilnadu Government along with the Forest Department have planned a project for cultivation of Jatropha in 150,000 hectares in Tamilnadu. Any farmer with land can make their lands available for the Jatropha project and the seedlings as well as technical assistance for grow-out will be provided by the Forest Department.
  • The Indian Railway is to raise Jatropha along the railway track and plan to plant Jatropha along 25,000 route kilometers on two sides of the track. They plan to replace 10% of their total petro-diesel consumption by Jatropha. The project has been started on a pilot scale.
  • A Tamilnadu firm is working on a project to grow 600,000 hectares of Jatropha on lands owned by farmers in various parts of Tamilnadu. They will provide farmers with the seedlings and Rs. 3,000 per hectare for land preparation and planting. They will contract with farmers to
    buy out their entire production of Jatropha seeds.
  • The Maharashtra agro-forestry Department has been actively encouraging the raising of Jatropha in watershed development projects.
  • By the year 2011 a planned 20% of the total diesel consumption is to come from Jatropha biodiesel, with biodiesel production planned to reach around 13 million tonnes annually by 2013.
  • One of the most widely advertised aspects of Jatropha biodiesel production seems to be the potential employment opportunities it might generate.
  • Average yields quoted in their projection are 1.5 kg per plant per year, oil recovery from the seeds is expected to be 91%, and the oil cake and glycerol are to be sold to compensate for the cost of processing the seeds into biodiesel.
About Jatropha & Utilization
  • Jatropha curcas L.
  • Antitumor effects of curcin from seeds of Jatropha curcas
  • Jatropha integerrima Family
  • Molluscicidal properties of Jatropha curcas against vector snails
  • Factsheet
  • red physic nut
  • Integrated Rural Development by Utilisation of Jatropha curcas L. (JCL)  as Raw Material and as Renewable Energy
  • The use of Jatropha curcas oil as raw material and fuel
  • Article of Interest
  • Why Biodiesel
  • Economics of Railway Traction
  • Detoxification of a toxic variety of Jatropha curcas using heat and chemical treatments, and preliminary nutritional evaluation with rats
  • Market Opportunity - Video
  • Jatropha - Video
  • Biodiesel - MSDS

Cultivation & Processing

  • Monograph on Jatropha Curcas L.
  • Bio Diesel - Oil producing Crops
  • Progress in India
  • Propagation
  • Bio-diesel from Jatropha plantations on degraded land
  • Plant Oil for Energy
  • Equipments for decentralized Cold Pressing of Oil Seeds
  • Small Scale Oil Seed Processing
  • Project Economics
  • More on Economics of Production
  • Production Technology
  • Production and use of  Jatropha Oil as Fuel
  • Strategy for Jatropha Development
  • Pilot Plant
  • Nabard document
  • Biodiesel Production
  • Booklet
  • Hope in Jatropha
  • Scheme of production and treatment
  • One Stage Base Process
  • Two Stage Base Process
  • Titration
  • Aqueous Catalyst
  • Bubble Washing Biodiesel
  • Mist Washing Biodiesel
  • Mix Washing Biodiesel
  • Technology & Business Opportunities
  • Cultivation of Jatropha curcas L
  • The plant Profile
  • Jatropha Production and Biodiesel Production Cycle
  • Effect of phytoprotein treatment on Jatropha curcas for wasteland reclamation
  • Jatropha oil Extraction

Company Profiles

  • Company in Maharashtra
  • Company in Philippines
  • Company in Jalgaon
  • Company in California
  • Company in Brazil
  • Noble Agro Farms
  • Consultants in Italy
  • Consultants in Kolkata
  • Consultants in France
  • Consultants in Tamil Nadu, India
  • Consultants in Bhubaneswar
  • Consultants in Maharashtra
  • Consultants

Turnkey Providers

  • Turnkey Providers in Pondicherry
  • Turnkey Providers in New Delhi 
  • Turnkey Providers in Chennai
  • Turnkey Providers in USA
  • Turnkey Providers in Tamil Nadu

Patent and Technology

  • Commercially viable process for in-vitro mass culture of jatropha curcas
  • An alternative fuel: Biodiesel, synthesized by Jatropha Oil
  • Biotechnological intervention in jatropha for biodiesel production
  • The Jatropha energy System: An integrated approach to decentralized and Sustainable energy Production at the Village Level
  • Extraction of oil from Jatropha curcas L. seed kernels by enzyme assisted three phase partitioning
  • Extraction of oil from Jatropha curcas L. seed kernels by combination of ultrasonication and aqueous enzymatic oil extraction
  • Finnish oil major eyes Indian jatropha
  • Performance Evaluation of DI and IDI Engines with Jatropha Oil based Biodiesel
  • Jatropha Nursery Raising Technology
  • Synergistic cropping of summer groundnut with Jatropha curcas – A new two-tier cropping system for Uttar Pradesh
  • Jatropha oil quality related to use in diesel engines and refining methods
  • Assessment of the potential of Jatropha curcas, (biodiesel tree,) for energy production and other uses in developing countries
  • Jatropha Germplasm Characterization for Biodiesel Production
  • Jatropha Oilseed Production: A Realistic Approach
  • Plantation of Jatropha curcas and its BDF utilization in Indonesia
  • Jatropha Production Technology
  • The cultivation of Jatropha curcas
  • The biodiesel jatropha project
  • Breeding Jatropha as a sustainable energy crops for Hispaniola
  • Jatropha project in Ghana: How to restore vegetation and ecosystem along major man made lakes and ways to raise finance
  • Jatropha Project: Mexico
  • Jatropha Plantation and Processing Plant for Biodiesel Production
  • Use of the Physic Nut (Jatropha curcas L.) to Combat Desertification and Reduce Poverty
  • State of the art on breeding and genetic improvement of Jatropha curcas L
  • Field Management Practices of Jatropha for higher productivity
  • Life Cycle Management of Jatropha Bio-Diesel Production in Thailand
  • Insect pests of Jatropha curcas L. and the potential for their management
  • The response of bellyache bush ( Jatropha gossypiifolia ) plants cut off at different heights and seasonal times


  • Fighting Desertification by Integrated Utilisation of the Jatropha Plant
  • Uses of Jatropha
  • Uses of J-Biogas
  • Utilization of the Species
  • Medicinal plant
  • Parts of Jatropha curcas and their Possible uses
  • Uses of Jatropha Curcas

Market and Report

  • Jatropha Biofuel 2006 - 2008
  • The possibilities of cultivating Jatropha curcas for biofuel production in Cambodia
  • Claims and Facts on Jatropha curcas L.
  • The Crop of the Future
  • Jatropha in Developing Countries
  • The Philippine Biodiesel Industry: Jatropha as a Promising Feedstock
  • Jatropha in India: promising bio-fuel crop for waste land
  • Kalam discusses bio-fuel with jatropha farmers
  • Potential of Jatropha Curcas in Improving Smallholder Farmers’ Livelihoods in Zimbabwe
  • Jatoil Ltd Agreement in Vietnam expands production of sustainable biofuel Feedstock
  • Prospects for Jatropha Biofuels in Developing Countries: An analysis for Tanzania with Strategic Niche Management
  • Response of Jatropha curcas under different spacing to
    Jatropha de-oiled cake
  • Feedstock trends: Jatropha
  • GCX to advise Jatropha plantation projects
  • Future of Biodiesel Production in India based on Jatropha oil
  • Feedstock Frenzy
  • How an NGO comes to jatropha cultivators’ rescue
  • The Potential of Jatropha curcas in Rural Development and Environment Protection
  • Jatropha Hi-tech Training Package


  • Processing Jatropha to Diesel
  • Technology & Business Opportunities
  • Technical aspects of Transesertification
  • Transesertification of Vegetable Oils
  • Technology & Equipments used - Laboratory Scale
  • Technology Equipments
  • Technology State of the Art
  • Alternative Consultancy Biodiesel consultancy from UKFuelTech
  • Biodiesel Holding
  • BH Presentation
  • Biodiesel glycerine & waste oil boilers
  • UKFuelTech (HQ)

The Status in India

  • Biofuels Development in India
  • Status Report
  • Developments in India
  • Scope in India
  • Pricing, availability of jatropha oil
  • Biofuels in India
  • Project outline - Financial - Technical
  • Bioengineering of Crops for Biofuels and Bioenergy
  • Development in Tamil Nadu
  • In Rajastan
  • Indian Railways
  • Spacing Trials
  • Green Agri Biotech
  • why india
  • Contacts

World of Biofuels & Business Opportunities

  • Brochure of Top Multinational Company in the field
  • Annual Report of the Company
  • Biodiesel Now
  • Indiana Soya Bean Board
  • Biodiesel Technology Companies
  • Experiences of the Jatropha Project in Mali, West Africa, 1987 to 1997
  • The Jatropha Project of Mali, West Africa
  • Edible provenances of Jatropha curcas from Quintna Roo state of Mexico and effect of roasting on antinutrient and toxic factors in seeds
  • Karyology of Jatropha (Euphorbiaceae) in Thailand
  • International Plant Genetic Resources Institute ( IPGRI) - Annual Report
  • In South Africa
  • Fuels update 2004
  • Assessment of Jatorpha
  • A guide to the integrated exploitation of the Jatropha plant in Zambia
  • Bio diesel Market in Zambia
  • Opportunities in Zambia
  • Read Blog on Biodiesel
  • Straight vegetable oil as diesel fuel
  • Read Latest News
  • Read  Research & Technology Development  on Jatropha


  • Jatropha Manufacturers & Suppliers
  • Anu Impex
  • Jatropha Curcas Suppliers Directory
  • Jatropha Exporters
  • Jatropha Seeds Manufacturers & Suppliers
  • South East Farms
  • Jatropha Seed Wholesalers

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