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Jatropha curcas L.: A promising source of Biofuels for Pollution Free Environment

Varsha Deshraj


Jatropha curcas L. has been propagated as unique and potential tropical plant for augmenting renewable energy sources due to its several merits for which it deserves to be considered as sole plant in the tangible and intangible benefits of ecology and environment. The species has been advocated for extensive plantations on degraded wasteland throughout the world. Presently, this plant has received much attention because of its immense role in bio-diesel production an eco-friendly fuel, bio-degradable, renewable and non-toxic in nature compared to petro-diesel except few carcinogenic compounds found in oil cake. These issues are dealt herewith to observe its future scope to mitigate energy crisis, environmental management and sustainable productions.

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