Jatropha Bio-Diesel


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Global Mega International Jatropha Bio-Diesel business unit lies in Jakarta, Indonesia.

What Bio-Diesel?

Biodiesel is the name of a clean burning alternative fuel, produced from domestic, renewable resources. Biodiesel contains no petroleum, but it can be blended at any level with petroleum diesel to create a biodiesel blend. It can be used in compression-ignition (diesel) engines with little or no modifications. Biodiesel is simple to use, biodegradable, nontoxic, and essentially free of sulfur and aromatics.

Why Jatropha?

  • Jatropha Curcas is resistant to drought and can be planted even in the desert climates, and it thrives on any type of soil, grows almost anywhere; in sandy, gravelly and saline soils.

  • Jatropha needs minimal input or management.

  • Jatropha Curcas can survive long periods of drought.

  • Jatropha has no inspect pests it is not browsed by cattle or sheep

  • Jatropha Propagation is easy.

  • Jatropha Curcas growth is rapid; forms a thick live hedge after only a month's planting.

  • Jatropha Curcas starts yielding from the second year onwards and continues for 40 years.

  • The Meal after extraction an excellent organic manure (38%Protien N:P:K ration 2.7:1.2:1).

  • Jatropha Curcas quickly establishes itself and will produce seeds round the year if irrigated.

  • Other than extracting Bio diesel from Jatropha Curcas plant, the leaf and the bark are used for various other industrial and pharmaceutical uses.

  • Localized production and availability of quality fuel restoration of degraded land over a period of time.

  • Approximately 31 to 37 % of oil extracted from the Jatropha Curcas seed. It can be used for any diesel engine without modification.

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