The process to acquire biodiesel from cultivated jatropha has also been done and a van was tested using biodiesel,' he said.
Dr Syed Asim Rehan Kazmi, the director general of the Agricultural Research Centre (southern zone) Pakistan Agricultural Research Council Karachi traced the history of jatropha cultivation and called for coordinated efforts by all stakeholders to evaluate this crop as a means to produce biofuel.
Key Words: Jatropha oil, Methanolysis, Optimization GLC, FTIR, Fuel Properties.
The seeds of Jatropha (Jatropha curcas) were procured from National Agriculture Research Center, Islamabad (NARC).
However, the larvae produced with jatropha
seed cake contained more proteins and other important nutrients than those produced with corn bran.
species are succulents, shrubs and trees that are well known by deep roots, allowing them to adapt to arid conditions.
The crude protein of DJM was higher than SBM, and the levels of essential amino acids except lysine in Jatropha
curcas kernel meal were higher than that for the FAO reference protein , which were similar with the results from our study.
curcas, commonly known as physic nut, is a tropical plant of the Euphorbiaceae family.
The existence of non-toxic (absence of phorbol esters) Jatropha
genotypes have been registered only in Mexico (Maghuly, Jankowicz-Cieslak, Till, & Laimer, 2015).
The oils tested in this experiment were coconut, jatropha
curcas, and sunflower, and their fatty acid compositions are tabulated in Tables 1, 2, and 3, respectively.
Preliminary studies on the nutritional value of Jatropha
seeds showed that jatropha
seed meal contains high crude protein of about 56.4%, which is higher than that of soybean meal (48%); the seed also has higher minerals and vitamins .
[1-5] Children are regularly exposed to toxic plants and usually poisoned when plants are mistaken for common, edible plants e.g., Jatropha
curcas is often mistaken for nuts.
ABSTRACT: The insect pests and their associated natural enemies on jatropha
were monitored at three different experimental locations, i.e.