Jatropha curcas has now being extensively grown in India under the Department of Biotechnology supported
micro mission projects with an object to identify, characterize and multiply high yielding strains and study their growth and
productivity under different agro climatic conditions. In Rajasthan, Jatropha grows wild in south east Rajasthan which lies on
south east side of Aravalli hill range which roughly divides the state in semi-arid and arid regions. Banswara, Bhilwara,
Udaipur, Pali, Rajsamand, and Sirohi these districts of Rajasthan have huge strands of Jatropha growing under natural
conditions. A detailed survey was carried out in these areas. 12 accessions were collected and 11 were analyzed for their oil
A large number of hydrocarbon yielding plants like Calotropis procera, Euphorbia antisyphilitica have been reported to yield bio-fuel products. Attempts have been made to increase their growth and hydrocarbon yield potential.
Studies were conducted to improve growth and productivity of these plants under field conditions In Rajasthan, Calotropis procera grows wild while Euphorbia antisyphilitica has been introduced from Mexico. Jatropha grows wild in south east Rajasthan which lies on south east side of Aravalli hill range which roughly divides the state in semi-arid and arid regions.
Biofuel have a great potential but turnig food into biofuel is not correct way instead work on the petroplants, local plants and search for non edible oil plants like Jatropha etc
as source of biofuel and improve their agrotechnology of production extraction purification and conversion. Invite people to suggest extraction procedures for petrocrops and optimise yield of Jatropha curcas.
Biomass refers to all the matter that can be obtained from photosynthesis. Most vegetable species use solar energy to create sugars from carbon dioxide and water. They store this energy in the form of glucose or starch molecules, oleaginous, cellulose, and lignocellulose.
Biomass appears to be an attractive feedstock for three main reasons. First, it is a renewable resource that could be sustain ably developed in the future. Second, it appears to have formidably positive environmental properties, notably the recycling of carbon in the biological processes, resulting in no net releases of carbon dioxide and a very low sulphur content. Third, it appears to have significant economic potential provided that fossil fuel prices increase, quite substantially, in the future.