Jatropha Plantation Business Plan

we offer to formulate and prepare Complete & comprehensive Jatropha Business plan with regards to all three stages i.e. Process of creating oil from the fruit Process of producing biodiesel from the crude oil Carbon credit Total investment required (Excluding the cost of land)P & L A/C, Cash fallow and balance sheet for 7 years DELIVERY: ELECTONICALLY, by mail Working time: 10 days PAYMENT: IN ADVANCE, WIRE TRANSFER Advanced Biofuel Center (ABC) conducts advanced multi-feedstock research in the industry’s non-food energy farming crop improvement programme and addresses the complete value chain.Plantation stage, Oil Extraction stage and Biodiesel stage The plan shall cover following aspects as below:-Sourcing the seeds Growing & cultivation process Water, Labor, Technological, Soil, Land, Electricity etc. As a producer of proprietary seeds, ABC is in the most attractive segment of the biodiesel value chain — upstream from the capital intensive refining and conversion of biodiesel.Furthermore, jatropha was thought to grow on shallow, low fertility and degraded soils as well as in low rainfall area.

Interest in growth of jatropha was aroused by its perceived good agronomic characteristics.

For instance, Jatropha was general thought to be drought tolerant, resistant to pest and diseases and require low nutritional requirements.

The study concludes by recommending the undertaking of agronomic and socio economic research to fully understand the performance of jatropha crop before embarking on large commercial production which may be risky.

The over dependence on and dwindling supply and increasing price of fossil fuels, coupled with concerns on climate change, increasing international trade, have led to a worldwide shift of interest from conventional energy sources to development of biofuels which are viewed as climate smart energy sources.

Biofuels are fuels derived from renewable biological materials such as sugar crops (sugarcane, sugar beet), starch crops (corn, potatoes), oilseed crops (soybean, sunflower, rapeseed), and animal fats.

Their growth is associated with socioeconomic and environmental benefits and costs.Jatropha is a large succulent shrub, belonging to the family Euphorbiaceae, growing up to a height of 5-7 m.It is native to Mexico and Central America, but now grows widely throughout the tropics and other areas in Latin America, Africa, India and South-East Asia.Improved seeds result in greater yield, uniformity and vigour while significantly reducing plantation costs for growers.JCLMax3, MOMAX, DI03SAP etc improved varieties have been tested and developed for a range of climatic and soil conditions.In Tanzania, Mozambique and Zimbabwe, the plant has been used as hedge to protect arable fields and homesteads as well as to reduce soil erosion.The oil from processed seeds is used as an insecticide, for making candles, and to provide energy for lighting and cooking.Most of the claims made earlier on these jatropha performance characteristics are contested by recent literature [2,3].The drive to grow jatropha was also influenced by its multiple uses.The socio economic benefits include improved rural livelihoods through crop diversification, increased export revenue and agricultural employment, while the socio economic ills include eviction of farmers from land used for crop production (especially when jatropha is grown on non-marginal land), and entrapping smallholder farmers in contract conditions where they had less freedom to pursue other market opportunities [1].Among the environmental benefits of biofuel production is climate stabilisation, while environmental problems include loss of biodiversity ensuing from large scale deforestation, and competition for essential resources such as water and nutrients with other food crops.

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