Most tropical countries have high % of degraded land where crop profitability is under strain, e.g. Madagascar is estimated to have 10 million ha of such land.
Jatropha curcas seeks to adress those issues while generating profits for farmers and sustainable biofuel. It is an adaptable tropical shrub (family Euphorbiaceae) that produces seeds containing up to 40% oil. Its oil is suitable as a fuel directly or as a feedstock for renewable diesel and bio-aviation spirit. It can can grow on degraded lands and under stressful conditions (where other conventional oilseed plants cannot be viably cultivated) and is very efficient in using water and nutrients. It is easy to cultivate and not browsed by free roaming animals as it is toxic and non-edible.
- •Using jatropha biofuel results in an 80% reduction in CO2 emissions compared to fossil diesel.
- •4 times more energy in output than in input
- •A yield increase of over 50% from the crop raised.
Categories of Application
- •Advanced biofuels
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SDG's of Application
SDG's of Application
- Medium and large scale commercialization
- Small scale commercialization
- Initial market commercialization
- Prototype testing in the real world
- Prototype testing 1:1 in the lab
United Arab Emirates, Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bahrain, Brunei Darussalam, Bhutan, China, Indonesia, India, Iran, Cambodia, Kuwait, Laos, Sri Lanka, Myanmar [Burma], Maldives, Malaysia, Nepal, Oman, Philippines, Pakistan, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Thailand, East Timor, Vietnam,
Angola, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Benin, Botswana, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Central African Republic, Republic of the Congo, Ivory Coast, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Djibouti, Algeria, Egypt, Western Sahara, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gabon, Ghana, Gambia, Guinea, Equatorial Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, British Indian Ocean Territory, Kenya, Comoros, Liberia, Lesotho, Libya, Morocco, Madagascar, Mali, Mauritania, Mauritius, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Réunion, Rwanda, Seychelles, Sudan, Saint Helena, Sierra Leone, Senegal, Somalia, South Sudan, São Tomé and Príncipe, Swaziland, Chad, French Southern Territories, Togo, Tunisia, Tanzania, Uganda, Mayotte, South Africa, Zambia, Zimbabwe,
Antigua and Barbuda, Anguilla, Aruba, Barbados, Saint Barthélemy, Bonaire, Sint Eustatius and Saba, Bahamas, Belize, Costa Rica, Cuba, Curacao, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Grenada, Guadeloupe, Guatemala, Honduras, Haiti, Jamaica, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Cayman Islands, Saint Lucia, Saint Martin, Martinique, Montserrat, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Puerto Rico, El Salvador, Sint Maarten, Turks and Caicos Islands, Trinidad and Tobago, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, British Virgin Islands, U.S. Virgin Islands,
Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Bouvet Island, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Falkland Islands, French Guiana, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands, Guyana, Peru, Paraguay, Suriname, Uruguay, Venezuela,
American Samoa, Cook Islands, Fiji, Micronesia, Guam, Kiribati, Marshall Islands, Northern Mariana Islands, New Caledonia, Nauru, Niue, French Polynesia, Papua New Guinea, Pitcairn Islands, Palau, Solomon Islands, Tokelau, Tonga, Tuvalu, U.S. Minor Outlying Islands, Vanuatu, Wallis and Futuna, Samoa,
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