Remote site evaluation tool

SUPPORTING NEW GENERATION BIOFUEL
  • Jatropower offers its clients a proprietary Google Earth based tool to make a preliminary remote assessment of the suitability of a site for Jatropha cultivation.
  • The Tool requires only the geo-coordinates of the proposed site and uses criteria such as annual rainfall, its seasonality and temperature range experienced.
  • The tool uses 5 criteria in total to classify the suitability of a site into:
    • Poor (Dark brown coloured area)
    • Fair (yellow)
    • Good (light green)
    • Optimal (green)
  • The tool helps potential jatropha planters to have a pre-assessment of suitability of their proposed sites
  • The picture on the left shows the suitability of areas in Africa for Jatropha based on annual rainfall only.

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The ratio of female to male flowers vary from variety to variety in Jatropha curcas. Higher number of female flowers would mean more fruits.