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A Tree Grows in Brooklyn? Nope, Myanmar.

Will a Small Nut Save the World? Picture Credit: C Mulvany I remember meeting with a research scientist last summer who’s background was biofuels and engineering. We talked about various feed stocks for biodiesel and when the topic came to Jatropha Curcas, he surprised me with the following statement: “Jatropha won’t make it because it […]

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Jatropha Curcas Seeds Can Kill

Jatropha Toxica, Picture Credit: Laaboratorioen Movimieto As important as Jatropha Curcas oil has become as a biodiesel fuel, the plantations that are growing and developing Jatropha will have to have a safety protocol for Jatropha nuts and seeds. The one draw back or negative characteristic for Jatropha Curcas is the seeds are poisonous. Unfortunately, deaths […]

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