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Sunday, June 29, 2008

Jatropha oil production

Jatropha oil production

BioDiesel Jatropha oil is extracted from Jatropha oil seeds and the level of Jatropha Oil production also depends on the performance of oilseeds and concentration of oilseeds by Jatropha tree.

The yield of oilseeds of each tree is strongly reflected by type of plant stock. JatrophaTech internally developed using clone technology and the spread of only the highest quality BioDiesel oil-producing Jatropha plants. This technique allows Jatropha nursery affect plant stature and yield.

This objective was achieved through research efforts in the germplasm, genetic manipulation, cloning and methods that allow the propagation of Jatropha superiority genetically identical specimens.

The cloned Jatropha plants provide more oil yields that virtually all other oil seed crop currently available, including rapeseed, soybean, sunflower, mustard and palm oil. What Jatropha particularly interesting to clone is its adaptability to a wide variety of climates and conditions. Jatropha has been grown successfully in dry and sub-humid climates, and very dry to humid tropical climate, at elevations from sea level to 1200 m.

Jatropha trees are tolerant to drought, and can be grown in a variety of soils, Stony clays barren sands. Standard Jatropha trees are usually propagated by seed, requiring 3-4 months to germinate and up to 3 years of growth before the trees bear fruit. Jatropha by cloning we are able to circumvent this process to create genetically compatible, high-yielding trees that can bear fruit after just a few months instead of several years using this platform biotechnology.

Because it can be grown in poor soils and rugged terrain, Jatropha does not need to compete with food crops for land. Jatropha plantations may be located on marginal land that otherwise useless practice. Jatropha transplanting trees can be expected to grow 1-2 m / year to a maximum height of 5-6 m (the size is a need). Once established, the Jatropha trees require very little attention, and can produce more than 50 years. So while the initial cost of inputs May be important, only minimal maintenance costs are required thereafter.

With its many rewards, and the progress made by cloning technology, Jatropha is well placed to become a key element of the profitability of food and biodiesel oil production worldwide.

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