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These cultivars offer the ideal preconditions for an economic and sustainable production of biofuels. High oil yield and favourable fatty acid composition make GreenFuels a perfect raw material for conversion to bio-diesel or bio-kerosene. Even the use of pure Jatropha oil as a diesel substitute is possible.

This is a great chance for rural areas to increase the level of energy self-sufficiency, or a good opportunity for investors to produce energy for the world market in large scale projects. The conversion of Jatropha oil to Bio-SPK (synthetic paraffinic kerosene) or bio-diesel is an especially favourable option for large scale projects.

Salient features of GreenFuels cultivars are:

  • Ideal fatty acid composition

  • Excellent oil yield potential

  • Seed oil content over 34%

  • High yield stability

  • Adaption to a wide range of environments

  • Phorbol esters present



BIOFUEL 4108 HPPicture: Lufthansa


Bio-kerosene Production by Sustainable Energy Farming

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) is aiming on reducing the carbondioxide emissions of the aviation industry by 50% till 2050. Technical, operational and infrastructural measures are part of the strategy to reach this ambitious goal. Also the use of aviation biofuel plays a mayor role in achieving the 2050 goal, states IATA.

Jatropha has the potential to contribute to reaching this aim. As an oil crop preferably growing in the (sub) tropics where huge lands are "not in use", large scale cropping is both feasible and economically viable.

As an example: To blend the worldwide kerosene demand with 10% bio-kerosene from Jatropha-oil, 6% of Africas arable land (matches 41% of the total land area of the African continent) needs to be cropped with Jatropha. Calculations are based on a yield of 3 tonnes seeds per ha with an oil content of 33% (extraction efficacy of 85%) and an oil to bio-kerosene conversion ratio of 40%.




Energy farming

Bio kerosene blending area requirements END

With an area of about 3 billion hectare Africa is the second largest continent. About 41% of that area, some 1.2 billion ha are arable land. To blend the civial aviation industies kerosene demand with 10% Jatropha bio-kerosene, only 6% of that arable land need to be cropped with Jatropha. A 10% blend would strongly contribute to IATAs (International Air Transport Association) aims to reduce carbondioxide emissions by 50% till 2050. 



Even Europe's leading airline, Lufthansa Group, is engaged in biofuel-projects. To read more about it, click the link below:

Lufthansa Group - Pure Sky

aireg e.V. downloads (FAQ, ongowing projects, guidelines etc.)

WBA fact sheet - Biofuels for Transport

IEA - Technology Roadmap Biofuel for Transport

Shell, IFEU, IINAS - Biofuels-what role in the future energy mix?


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