20 November, 2007

Jatropha

Jatropha: the wonder plant that can grow in the poorest of soil; is easy to manage; grows fast and produces seeds for up to 50 years. Its greatest wonder is that, it can produce oil for combustible fuel. Fuel that is environmentally clean. Medically it is used for treating diseases like cancer, piles, snakebite, paralysis, dropsy etc. Still: questions are now emerging as to whether widespread jatropha cultivation is really feasible or whether it will simply displace badly needed food crops in the developing world.

More on the Jatropha: Jatropha World, Wikipedia, ecoworld, info.nedfi, Biodiesel Today, jatrophacurcas.net, REUK, Reuters, BP, Jatropha.de, Books, Scholar

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