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Expert Answers the Question 'Can All Of The Jatropha Plant Be Viable For Commercial Use'

Is it possible to take 100% advantage of the Jatropha plant? Top Jatropha researcher Dr. William Ludwig Nolten addresses this question during the groundbreaking presentation “Utilization Technology of Jatropha Seedcake and Residues.”

Most Jatropha growers currently plant and harvest Jatropha curcas primarily for its pure plant oil (PPO) for use as biofuel and biodiesel. However, it is shown that PPO only accounts for a mere 14% of the usable resources in every fruit.

During “Utilization Technology of Jatropha Seedcake and Residues,” Dr. Nolten notes that it is possible to increase Jatropha plant usage to an astounding 100%. Jatropha seedcake and biomass revenues could even exceed returns from the sale of PPO!

"Jatropha seeds and biomass residues are not waste substances . . . you can convert everything to make your project a success," states Dr. Nolten.

As Asia Director of Waterland Group and cutting-edge Jatropha researcher, Dr. Nolten is widely considered one of the industry's leading experts. The Waterland Group has planted over 60,000 hectares of Jatropha in Indonesia and has over 12,000 hectares already producing oil.

Dr. Nolten’s presentation, which was one of the highest rated in terms of usefulness and relevance at Jatropha World Asia 2009 in Kuala Lumpur, also covered topics on:

  • Marketing Jatropha seedcakes and residues to the pharmaceutical industry.
  • How to tap into the very profitable biogas market.
  • Trading seed kernel meal as a highly lucrative livestock feed ingredient.
  • Creating organic fertilizer and soil conditioner from Jatropha agricultural waste.
  • Making agro-energy pellets for the cooking and heating needs of rural areas.

“Utilization Technology of Jatropha Seedcake and Residues,” is being released in line with the 2nd Jatropha World Americas 2009 conference initiatives. To receive free access to this not-to-be-missed video, visit

The 2nd Jatropha World Americas 2009 will bring together the industry's top agronomists and scientists, investors and financiers, biodiesel refiners, seed and equipment suppliers as well as government officials and NGO representatives united by their interest in Jatropha

To register for this action-packed 2-day event scheduled 10-11 June in Miami, Florida, visit

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