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Jatropha curcas


In 1912 Dr. Rudolf Diesel stated " … the use of vegetable oils for engine fuels may seem insignificant today. But such oils may in the course of time become as important as petroleum and the coal tar products of present time." In 2007 Goldman Sachs cited Jatropha curcas as one of the best candidates for future biodiesel production

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The Jatropha Curcas seed cake which is the waste by-product of the bio-diesel trans-esterification process can be used as a rich organic fertilizer.

Kerala, India

Spotted on Nov 28, 2013
Submitted on Dec 1, 2013

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