Thursday, 19 May 2011

Grow Jatropha: Making Fuel Briquettes From Jatropha Seed Cake

This video shows a press being used to make briquettes from the Jatropha seedcake which can be used as a solid fuel for cooking fires or as a fertilizer.

Burning Jatropha briquettes pressed from the Jatropha seed cake is a carbon neutral process because the jatropha has taken carbon out of the atmosphere whilst growing. Using jatropha briquettes like this reduces the need to cut down tree's helping with the problem of deforestation in rural areas due to the demand for vegetable charcoal.

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