Jatropha

Authored by: Hifjur Raheman

Handbook of Bioenergy Crop Plants

Print publication date:  March  2012
Online publication date:  April  2012

Print ISBN: 9781439816844
eBook ISBN: 9781315099255
Adobe ISBN:

10.1201/b11711-17

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Abstract

Jatropha (Jatropha curcas L.) is a drought-resistant shrub or tree with many attributes, multiple uses, and considerable potential to meet future energy requirements. The plant can be grown to prevent and/or control soil erosion, reclaim land, act as a live fence especially to prevent farm animals, and as a commercial crop. The plant originated from tropical America, but it is now available in the arid, semi-arid, tropical, and subtropical regions of the world (Hikwa 1995; Henning 1996; Makkar et al. 1997; Haas and Mittelbach 2000; Openshaw 2000; Sirisomboon et al. 2007). This plant is able to thrive in a number of climatic zones with wide range of rainfall ranging from 200 to over 1200 mm/year.

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