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Titolo:
A review of Jatropha curcas: an oil plant of unfulfilled promise
Autore:
Openshaw, K;
Indirizzi:
Alternat Energy Dev Inc, Silver Spring, MD USA Alternat Energy Dev Inc Silver Spring MD USA Inc, Silver Spring, MD USA
Titolo Testata:
BIOMASS & BIOENERGY
fascicolo: 1, volume: 19, anno: 2000,
pagine: 1 - 15
SICI:
0961-9534(2000)19:1<1:AROJCA>2.0.ZU;2-D
Fonte:
ISI
Lingua:
ENG
Keywords:
Jatropha curcas; plant oil; diesel/tallow substitute; economic analysis;
Tipo documento:
Article
Natura:
Periodico
Settore Disciplinare:
Agriculture,Biology & Environmental Sciences
Citazioni:
18
Recensione:
Indirizzi per estratti:
Indirizzo: Openshaw, K Alternat Energy Dev Inc, Silver Spring, MD USA Alternat EnergyDev Inc Silver Spring MD USA Spring, MD USA
Citazione:
K. Openshaw, "A review of Jatropha curcas: an oil plant of unfulfilled promise", BIO BIOENER, 19(1), 2000, pp. 1-15

Abstract

Jatropha curcas is a multipurpose plant with many attributes and considerable potential. It is a tropical plant that can be grown in low to high rainfall areas acid can be used to reclaim land, as a hedge and/or as a commercial crop. Thus, growing it could provide employment, improve the environment and enhance the quality of rural life. The establishment, management and productivity of jatropha under various climatic conditions are not fully documented. This is discussed and the gaps in the knowledge elucidated, especially its fertilizer requirements. The plant produces many useful products,especially the seed, from which oil can be extracted; this oil has similarproperties to palm oil. The costs and returns of growing the plant and producing the plant oil are discussed and tabulated. Because it can be used inplace of kerosene and diesel and as a substitute for fuelwood, it has beenpromoted to make rural areas self sufficient in fuels for cooking, lighting and motive power. This strategy is examined and found not viable. Oil forsoap making is the most profitable use. It is concluded that all markets for jatropha products should be investigated. If the full potential of the plant is to be realized, much more research is required into the growing andmanagement of Jatropha curcas and more information is needed on the actualand potential markets for all its products. (C) 2000 Elsevier Science Ltd. All rights reserved.

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