November 24, 2011

plant for fuel

Quite a long time ago, i compiled a project on Jatropha carcus, a plant from the family Euphorbiaceae. The name is derived from the Greekwords ἰατρός (iatros), meaning "physician," it was mainly used in the past as medicine until its other beneficial uses came to surface (production of biofuel).



It then became one of the best candidates for future biodiesel production. the biodiesel is extracted from bio-oil which is made up of many compounds. these all separated through a process known as transesterification. all of these used in different industries.


to augment to this fascinating phenomenon, the diesel obtained from the plant is said to burn with a clean flame, therefore green house effect reduced.

taking into consideration the effect that the recession has had there, is a need to find other economical ways in extraction of fuel. This amongst others is quite easy and cheap to run, but we all no that everythin has its bad sides and jatropha carcus is no exception. weighing the merits and demerits what do you think is best?

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