What is Jatropha oil used for?

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What is Jatropha oil used for?

However, the major product derived from Jatropha is the golden seed oil that can be used to produce biodiesel, biokerosene, cosmetic products (e.g. soaps) and pesticides. The side product of oil pressing, i.e. seed meal, can be used as a substrate for biogas plants or returned to the fields as an organic fertiliser.

What is another name for Jatropha?

Jatropha is a genus of flowering plants in the spurge family, Euphorbiaceae. The name is derived from the Greek words ἰατρός (iatros), meaning “physician”, and τροφή (trophe), meaning “nutrition”, hence the common name physic nut. Another common name is nettlespurge.

Is Jatropha oil edible?

Edible High Performance Jatropha is free of toxins and thus produces an extremely high-quality protein in addition to bio-oil, which can now also be used within the food sector. High Performance Jatropha (Edible & Non-Edible) thrives on degraded soils.

Where can I find Jatropha?

The plant occurs in Zimbabwe, Botswana, Swaziland and South Africa. In South Africa, it is found in the following Provinces: Limpopo, Gauteng, North West, Mpumalanga and KwaZulu-Natal. The plant grows in wooded grassland with scattered shrubs, and in mopani woodland.

Which plant is called biodiesel plant?

The seeds contain 27–40% oil (average: 34.4%) that can be processed to produce a high-quality biodiesel fuel, usable in a standard diesel engine….

Jatropha curcas
Family: Euphorbiaceae
Genus: Jatropha
Species: J. curcas
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What is the Jatropha seed oil?

Jatropha Oil is a vegetable oil produced from the seeds of Jatropha Curcas. It is obtained by crushing Jatropha seeds, which is later processed to procure high quality Jatropha Oil. We also deal in Wholesale Jatropha Seed Oil, which are brought at highly elegant price. Due to

What are the chemical specifications of crude jatropha oil?

We are offering crude jatropha oil. Specifications free fatty acids 5 % max m.i.u(moisture and impurities) 0.1 % max saponification value: 18185-1955-195 iodine value: 120 titre c (melting point) 13.75 c specific gravity @ 25c 0.915 density (kgm3) 920 flashpoint by p.-m. (degree more…

What is the difference between jatropha oil and vegetable oil?

Jatropha Oil is produced from the seeds of Jatropha Curcas, a plant that is very toxic to humans and other living things. Therefore, the oil extracted from jatropha seeds is used primarily for bio-fuel when it is not refined. read more… Jatropha Oil is a vegetable oil produced from the seeds of Jatropha Curcas.

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