Jatropha Project

Jatropha Curcas or Ratanjot, Van Erand, Moghal Erand offers great hope of being developed as a rich source of Biodiesel. It is very profitable crop. It can be cultivate in stony, gradient sandy oil and in the land of tiny deepness. The oil extracted from the seeds of Jatropha is known as Biodiesel. The oil extracted from the seeds is non-edible and is used in making soaps, cosmetics, colors, candles and wool. The oil cake is used in making plastics and synthetic fibers. Jatropha is rich in medicinal properties and is used in treatment of skin-diseases, paralysis, toothache, stomachache etc. Its mixture with cow urine is used as a Bio-Insecticide.

The project is being implemented in conjunction with Zambia Consolidated Copper Mines Investments Holdings, Konkola Copper Mines and Mopani Copper Mines. The goal is to utilize Jatropha for the revegetation of mine wastelands or damp sites and/or for biofuel production.