Business focusAgronomy, Science IndustryBiovale Energia2Sustainable plantationGermoplasm collectionFMA : productivity and healthJatropha detoxificationMushroon productionJatropha planting to crude oilPlanting, maintenance andharvestingExpelling and logisticsCrude oil firstname.lastname@example.org
Jatropha is an underutilized, oil-bearing crop.It produces a seed that can be processed into non-polluting biodieselthat, if well exploited, can provide opportunities for good returnsand rural development. That is the goal of BIOVALE NETWORK.potential
potentialAgricultureemploys 1.3 billionpeople, or 40percent of theglobal labour force,Almost 2.5 billion people in developing countries earn their livelihoodsfrom agriculture. Of these, 900 million live below the poverty line.global labour force,yet agriculture onlycontributes around4 percent of globalGDP (some USD 1.6trillion).This underscores theimportance ofbiofuels inalleviating poverty.
potentialIn 2008, jatropha wasplanted on an estimated900 000 ha globally –760 000 ha (85 percent)in Asia, followed byAfrica with 120 000 haand Latin America withand Latin America with20 000 ha.By 2015, forecastssuggest that jatrophawill be planted on 12.8million ha.Brazil will be the largestproducer in LatinAmerica. (UN)
Documentation, preservation and characterization of J.curcas and mycorrhizal fungi germplasmDevelopment of micropropagated plants inoculated ofROC (Root Organ Culture) of arbuscular mycorrhizal (AM)fungi and their in vitro mass inoculum productionBiovale´s resultsROC (Root Organ Culture) of arbuscular mycorrhizal (AM)fungi and their in vitro mass inoculum productionSelection of jatropha genotypes with high oil yielding,envisaging the biodiesel productionToxicity elimination of the waste for livestock feed
A great deal to be achivedMany of the actual investments and policy decisions ondeveloping jatropha as an oil crop have been made without the backingof sufficient science-based knowledge.That is thegoal ofBIOVALENETOWORK:NETOWORK:To gatherskills to turnthe jatrophacurcaspotentialinto areality!