Cultivation Partners

Within the last years, JatroSolutions initiated several Jatropha projects all over the world. Below we provide you with a brief selection of our recent projects. In them, our customers used either our ProteinFeed or GreenFuels seeds.

 

Country

ECUADOR, Manabi

Seeds

GreenFuels

Start

2020

Objective
&
Description 

INIAP wants to start a project with different commercially available hybrids of Jatropha curcas L. Their tests focus on yield capacity as well as on the adaptability to different environmental conditions and to local planting systems. The long-term goal of the project is to secure the power supply of the Galapagos Island which has been converted to an appropriate mix of renewable energies. The power generators at Galapagos are running on Jatropha oil and play a key role in the system. Currently, the Jatropha seeds are collected from wild growing hedges (about 6000 km) on mainland Ecuador, and the amount of seeds which could be harvested is quite low. The seed oil is extracted by a cooperative and transported to Galapagos Island. More information: GIZ/ENERGAL and Siemens-Galapagos.

With the new high yielding Jatropha curcas varieties of JatroSolutions, the supply of the Galapagos Island with Jatropha oil becomes possible. The Jatropha plants are planned to be integrated in a local pumpkin growing system. The first seedlings have been planted in August 2020. First fruits are noted in May. Plants have developed well and healthy.

Partner

Instituto Nacional de Investigaciones Agropecuarias (INIAP)


Country

MALAWI

Seeds

GreenFuels

Start

2017

Objective
&
Description 

Bio Energy Resources Ltd (BERL) is an initiative founded in 2006 and funded in part by large corporate social responsibility funding. It was designed as an outgrower project growing Jatropha curcas trees across 10 districts in Malawi (Africa) as an additional crop for smallholder farmers. Farmers grow an average of 500 Jatropha trees as a boundary hedge around the fields of other crops in order not to interfere with food production. BERL guarantees to buy all the nuts harvested by the outgrower farmers. The nuts are processed in a central oil expelling facility and the oil is sold for blending with diesel at a ratio of 10% oil to 90% diesel to produce a bio fuel. The seed cake is sold to farmers as an organic fertiliser which has many added benefits for the enhancement in the growth of plants and the health of the soil.

Partner

Bio Energy Resources Ltd. (BERL Ldt.)


Country

UGANDA

Seeds

GreenFuels

Start

 2017

Objective
&
Description  

In 2017, the organisation "Our children and our Future (OCAOF)" implemented a Jatropha plantation with selected varieties of JatroSolutions (GreenFuels) in Uganda. To promote a sustainable development, the organisation planted hedges of Jatropha all around the Training Center itself and on a field close to the center. OCAOF planned to be independent of external energy supply systems. Besides, the plantation contributed to the reduction of CO2 emissions. The remaining press cake served as organic fertiliser providing environmental advantages. Finally, employment was created by qualifying vocational trainees with regard to the plantation, processing and use of Jatropha.

Partner

Our Children and our Future (OCAOF)


 If you are interested to also become a Jatropha Front Runner, please contact us!

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