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any plant of the genus Jatropha, esp the poisonous shrub Jatropha curcas, originating in Central America but also found in Asia and Africa; used mainly as a component for biofuel
[from Greek iatros physician + trophē nourishment]
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Noun1.jatropha - a mainly tropical genus of American plant belonging to the family EuphorbiaceaeJatropha - a mainly tropical genus of American plant belonging to the family Euphorbiaceae
rosid dicot genus - a genus of dicotyledonous plants
Euphorbiaceae, family Euphorbiaceae, spurge family - a family of plants of order Geraniales
Jatropha curcus, physic nut - 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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Besides that, the major part of biolubricant manufacturing from the fossil fuel using homogeneous catalyst which also polluted the environment, difficulty separation and high cost, thus this work aims is to overcome these issues by using Paphiaundulata shell waste and Trimetylolpropane (TMP) as chemical modification for Jatropha curcas oil conversion to biolubricant.
Makkar HPS, Aderibigbe AO and K Becker Comparative evaluation of non --toxic and toxic varieties of Jatropha curcas for chemical composition, digestibility, protein degradability and toxic factors.
The patent has been given to the institute for developing "biodegradable" or "green" plastic by using a residue produced from a humble tropical weed called Jatropha.
com)-- Jatropower AG, Baar, Switzerland, a leading developer of elite Jatropha curcas seeds and associated agronomic technologies has acquired most of the assets of Quinvita BV (in receivership).
Large-scale plantations of the hardy Jatropha tree, Jatropha Curcas, could help sequester carbon dioxide through a process known as 'carbon farming'.
Washington, July 16 ( ANI ): An international group of scientists has identified the first step toward engineering a hardier variety of Jatropha, a potential biofuel plant, which is known for its drought resisting quality.
Dr Bashari a explique que la participation du Soudan par le biais de nombreux produits y compris le jatropha qui peut resoudre le probleme de l'energie dans le monde, ajoutant que le Soudan affiche importance de la jatropha au cours de sa participation a la Conference mondiale de l'alimentation (nourriture et du developpement) par le biais des documents de travail scientifiques compilees des scientifiques soudanais bien connus.
According to Professor Edosa Omoregie, Director and researcher at the Henties Bay UNAM campus, One of the objectives of the project is to assess the state-ofthe-art bio-oil supply chains which are currently in place in the ACP partner countries and further to assess partner country ability to respond to the new technologies which are emerging from Europe in the bio-fuels sector, with special focus on Jatropha, micro-algae and biogas.
The biodiesel was produced using the oil of Jatropha curcas, an inedible flowering plant, referred to as the "bellyache bush" in some parts of the English-speaking Caribbean.
Officials of the Department of Energy (DoE) have admitted that jatropha production is not viable in the Philippines and the plant, the jathropha curcas, is still in the demo stage as a source of biodiesel oil, with no substantial varietal species.
The department of transport USA considers a material with a flash point of 93[degrees]C making Jatropha curcas non hazardous and safe to handle as it is not explosive.