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Jatropha

(jat'rō-fă),
A genus of plants of the family Euphorbiaceae; a poisonous plant found in eastern Africa and the West Indies.
[G. iatros, physician, + trophē, nourishment]

Jatropha

a genus of the plant family Euphorbiaceae; some plants contain unidentified purgatives and cause diarrhea. Includes J. curcas (physic or purging nut), J. gossypifolia (bellyache bush), J. stimulosa (spurge nettle); others cause cyanide poisoning, e.g. J. multifida (umbrella tree, coral bush).
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Firstly, the acid treatment process was applied for free fatty acid removal of Jatropha oil.
Belewu MA and R Sam Solid state fermentation of Jatropha curcas kernel cake: Proximate composition and antinutritional components.
All in all, the new assets will make Jatropower even more equipped not only in terms of increased portfolio diversity, but also in reducing lead time towards marketable hybrids,to the benefit of customers in the Jatropha sector.
The greater reduction of the survival rate in the nymphal stages was observed in the 2nd instar, which was significantly higher for nymphs fed with jatropha (Table 1).
According to Carlson, Jatropha currently grows best in tropical countries and is already being cultivated as a biofuel on a small scale in India, Southeast Asia and Africa.
The second involved the cultivating of the "diesel oil plant" Jatropha as green (live) fences for livestock and other agricultural products in the rural areas, and from which the nuts can be collected and used as a source of biofuel oil for CHP engines.
Based on a March 2006 study commissioned by the Department of Science and Technology (DOST), potential areas for jatropha plantation in the Philippines is at 2 million hectares.
Optimization of experimental condition for biodiesel production from alkali catalysed transesterification of Jatropha curcas oil.
Ejaz said that Jatropha has been planted in countries like Burma, Thailand, Singapore and India to keep the environment clean since they have the capability to absorb carbon dioxide from the atmosphere.
Crude Jatropha oil produced will then be converted into biokerosene which will supply customer airlines, the company said.
Last month Interjet affirmed its commitment to sustainable energy in Mexico by conducting the first biofuel flight in the nation with an Airbus A320 aircraft using 30% biofuel developed from the jatropha plant.
Yet already in one country, landlocked in the middle of West Africa, the jatropha curcas, a shrub used for generations to protect crops from animals, has been used to propel the nation to a new economic level.