Jatropha curcus


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small tropical American tree yielding purple dye and a tanning extract and bearing physic nuts containing a purgative oil that is poisonous in large quantities

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5-billion baht (about $61-million) facility that will produce biodiesel fuel from jatropha curcus, an oil plant native to India.
The operation uses vegetable oil from Jatropha Curcus tree plantations, blended with conventional diesel at local refineries, to produce fuel which is claimed to reduce carbon emissions by up to 80pc.
The operation uses vegetable oil from Jatropha Curcus tree plantations, blended with conventional diesel at locally based refineries, to produce fuel which is claimed to reduce carbon emissions by up to 80pc.
Jatropha curcus, the chosen feedstock, has been under intensive development over the past few years and the volume of planting is slowly beginning to approach levels whereby it can start to fulfil its promise as a key biodiesel feedstock.