IJSRP, Volume 4, Issue 12, December 2014 Edition [ISSN 2250-3153]
Khyati K. Choksi, Devansh D. Patel, Vidhi M. Joshi, Shrenik k. shah
Since the surge of interest in renewable-energy alternatives to liquid fossil fuels hit in 2004/5, the possibility of growing Jatropha curcas for the purpose of producing biofuel has attracted the attention of investors and policy-makers worldwide. The seeds of jatropha contain non-edible oil with properties that are well suited for the production of biodiesel. Today, rural communities continue to use it for its medicinal value and for local soap production. India and many countries in Africa use the jatropha plant as a living hedge to keep out grazing livestock.