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Jatropha and Chuta®

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We are the first company providing improved cultivars of Jatropha with a proved superiority. We breed cultivars for international markets and supply growers with solutions to suit their needs.


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First projects with improved Jatropha cultivars of JatroSolutions have been implemented in 2017. All projects benefit from our knowledge and expertise, which we have gained within the last decades.


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To combat desertification, produce biofuel, produce high-protein livestock feed or even food and oil for human consumption - there are many uses for Jatropha, and we offer optimised cultivars for them all!


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Book Chapters


Martin, M., E. Senger, B. Bohlinger, J.M. Montes, Z. Andrianirina, E. Dongmeza (2018). Genetic Improvement of edible and non-edible jatropha for marginal environments in sub-Saharan Africa. In: S. Mulpuri, N. Carels, B. Bahadur (eds.) Jatropha, Challenges for a New Energy Crop - Vol 3: A Sustainable Multipurpose Crop. Springer-Verlag (accepted for publication). 

Heinrich, G. (2018). Jatropha curcas L. -  An Alternative Oil Crop. Kaltschmitt, M. & Neuling, U. (eds.), Biokerosene - Status and Prospects, Springer-Verlag, Chapter 11 pp. 237-257. 


Devappa, R.K., H.P.S. Makkar, K. Becker (2012). Chapter 21-Phytochemicals in Jatropha Seeds and Potential Agro-Pharmaceutical Applications of Jatropha curcas Phorbol Esters. N. Carels et al. (eds.), Jatropha, Challenges for a New Energy Crop: Volume 1: 383, Farming, Economics and Biofuel, DOI 10.1007/978-1-4614-4806-8_21

Devappa, R.K., H.P.S. Makkar (2012). Analytical methods for determination of phorbol esters in Jatropha plant parts and their products. In: Symposium Detoxification and Utilization of Jatropha and Castor seed. Ed. C.M. Rodrigues. Embrapa, Brazil. Jul 4 (2012). 8

Makkar, H.P.S., V. Kumar, K. Becker (2012). Use of detoxified Jatropha kernel meal and protein isolate in farm animal species in "Opportunities and Challenges in Utilizing Co-products of the Biofuel Industry as Livestock Feed", FAO, Rome Italy. Chapter 21, pp. 351-378.


Argheore, E.M., H.P.S. Makkar, K. Becker (1997). Lectin Activity in Toxic and Non-toxic Varieties of Jatropha curcas using a Latex Agglutination Test. In: Proceedings of Jatropha 97: Biofuels and Industrial Products from Jatropha curcas. Eds. Gübitz, G.M. et al., 23-27 Feb., 65-69.

Makkar, H.P.S., K. Becker (1997). Potential of J. curcas Seed Meal as a Protein Supplement to Livestock Feed, Constraints to its Utilisation and Possible Strategies to Overcome Constraints. In: Proceedings of Jatropha 97: Biofuels and Industrial Products from Jatropha curcas. 23-27 Feb., 190-205.



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