GHP - Biodiesel

Company | Jatropha

The integration of long-term feedstock supply is the key cornerstone for a successful bio-diesel project! Jatropha which is ready for large scale plantation is widely accepted as an alternative feedstock which can provide a stable source for bio-diesel

Jatropha is a wild bush, producing nuts which show strong potential as a future feedstock source:

  • Offers – already as a wild shrub – high oil content (superior to soybeans, but below palm fruitless).

  • Grows on secondary soils, thus eliminating competition with land currently used for food.

  • Offers acceptable yields if today’s local varieties are grown.

  • Offers significant potential to increase yield if seed selection gets more elaborated, agronomy knowledge database builds-up, irrigation and fertilizing schemes are being developed.

  • Can be implemented under contract farming schemes in regions suffering urban migration, thus delivering income to the poorest.

GHP Biodiesel is actively pursuing partnerships with jatropha suppliers!

Together with partner companies we can integrate our bio-diesel technology into a total value chain concept for a customer, including:

  • Crushing: To generate Jatropha oil, the seed must be crushed and the crude oil has to be purified.

  • Jatropha Cake: Crushing of the seeds produces – besides the oil – jatropha cake, representing a valuable side product.

  • Biogas: Biodiesel and biogas offer valuable synergies if linked within a biofuels project.

  • When using the cake as main substrate, the glycerine/ soapwater stream coming from biodiesel production can be used as an supplemental feed for a biogas production.

  • The energy generated by the biogas facility can be used for the biodiesel plant, thus ensuring independence from any local power supplier.


GHP would be happy to develop such a concept jointly with parties interested in our bio-diesel technology.