A “weed” with a lot of energy
Meet the real state of the worldwide cultivation of this extraordinary shrub, as well as the current and short-term availability of its oil for the production of biodiesel, presented by 9 prestigious experts..
The Jatropha Curcas is a shrub, a weed, a very resistant oleaginous plant, that can adapt itself to, practically, any type of terrain, capable of combating desertification and rehabilitating degraded land, from whose seeds 40% of oil can be extracted and then processed and turned into biodiesel. From its stalk latex is obtained and its leaves and bark are used in both the chemical and pharmaceutical industry. The seeds are toxic, which is why this oil is not edible and its price is not influenced by the competition in the food industry. Is capable of producing up to 3 tonnes of seeds that can be transformed in 1,800 litres of oil per hectare which can be turned into 1,680 litres of biodiesel apart from the second year..