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JPH1 seeds

An innovative seed to facilitate production of new generation biofuel

December 2018
Gallery JPH1 seeds 1
Gallery JPH1 seeds 1
01.

Identification

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.

Label Date December 2018
From Switzerland
Maturity stage Small scale commercialization
Looking For New clients (private and relevant NGOs) interested in investing in new biofuels, soil conservation, rural development. Awareness of the positives of jatropha among world policy makers

Sectors - Value chain - Application

Sectors
Applications
Design, Power & Produce
Package & Distribute
Use & Efficiency
Valorize & Restore
Value Chain Steps
02.

The environmental benefits

  • Using jatropha biofuel results in an 80% reduction in CO2 emissions compared to fossil diesel.
  • 4 times more energy in output than in input
03.

The Financial benefits

  • A yield increase of over 50% from the crop raised.
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Activity Region

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  • Activity
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Company Profile

Jatropower AG

A leading developer of seeds for non-food, carbon neutral biofuel

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Headquarters 6340 Sihlbrugg, Switzerland
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