Jatropha Curcas and Its Potential Applications; A Compilation Paper on Plantation and Applications of Jatropha Curcas
Biofuel has been regarded as potential alternative fuel for partial substitution of petro-diesel. Jatropha curcas, which is one of the sources of bio-diesel, are easily available in tropical and sub-tropical areas. A number of plantation practices and engine test runs have been conducted across the world, which has been successful to demonstrate it as alternative source of fuel. The article here thus tries to compile some of the important aspects of Jatropha, like plantation requirements, applications, which is hoped to be an aided tools for researchers and farmers to internalize in their respective areas for the promotion of jatropha curcas to provide complimentary support in substituting petro-diesel in future, especially in developing countries like Nepal.