Present Market Scenario for Jatropha
According to GEXSI’s global market study on Jatropha, South-East Asia has a higher than average proportion (> 45% of used land) of large scale Jatropha operations (> 5 ha), especially in the Philippines, China, Indonesia and Malaysia. This trend will become more dominant in the future. More than 60% of areas in Asia are expected to be large scale operations by 2013. In India, on the other hand, Jatropha cultivation takes place on a very small scale. This will prevail in the future (only app. 25% of areas for large scale projects in 2013) and may be due to the Indian government strongly supporting small scale schemes. Africa and Latin America will develop similarly to the global averages, with a high percentage of very large projects predicted inBrazilandGhanain 2013.
Source: GEXSI, 2008
- Based on data available from various regions, and from surveys done by organizations such as GEXSI, it can be inferred that the area under which Jatropha is cultivated will grow at a CAGR of about 20% for the next 4-5 years. It is expected that there will be a total of about 5 million hectares by 2010 and 13 million hectares by 2015.
- The total investment in Jatropha could total close to about US$ 10 billion by 2012.
- Many countries around the world actively support Jatropha cultivation, and such government support is critical for the growth of the Jatropha industry. Especially during times when the crude price is low and Jatropha biodiesel becomes non-competitive, it will be difficult to spur the growth the Jatropha industry without government support.
- Intercropping is widely practiced in the Jatropha industry, specifically owing to the fact that the yields will be marginal during the first few years. One of the crops that is being actively considered for intercropping is castor, owing to the fact that castor can grow in lands that are suitable for Jatropha.
- While currently there are few suppliers supplying large-scale quantities of Jatropha, the list of large-scale suppliers is likely to increase significantly by middle of 2011 as many large cultivations start yielding oil.
- High yielding Jatropha seeds are likely to increase the yields significantly in the next 4-5 years
- Many companies, which were looking for short term profits and had not planned for the long haul, are likely to face financial problems and will likely close down or be acquired within the next 5 years
- Jatropha cultivation will expand beyond India, with Africa becoming the world’s leading continent for Jatropha cultivation. Countries in Africa that will show significant growth in Jatropha cultivation are South Africa, Mozambique, Mali, Ghana, Cameroon, Kenya, Tanzania, Zambia & Madagascar.
- While currently the Jatropha oil is primarily considered only for biodiesel, in the next 3-5 years, there will be research results that could provide future applications for the oil.
- Introduction to the Biofuel Industry
- Properties of Jatropha
- Characteristics of Jatropha
- Extracting Jatropha Oil
- Pre-extraction of Jatropha Oil
- Extraction of Oil from Jatropha Seed
- Filtration & Purification of Jatropha Oil
- Clarification of the Oil
- Getting Clean Jatropha Oil
- Refining the pure Oil
- Typical Processes & Equipments for Jatropha Oil Refinery Plants
- Removing the toxins from the Meal
- Uses of Jatropha Meal
- Properties of Jatropha Oil
- Global Biodiesel Production and Capacity
- Global Market View on Jatropha
- Strategies for Financing
- Status of Jatropha in Asia
- Status of Jatropha in Europe
- Status of Jatropha in Africa
- Status of Jatropha in South America
- Status of Jatropha in North America
- Status of Jatropha Oil Production in India
- Genetic Engineering in Jatropha
- Status of Genetic Engineering of Jatropha in India
- Present Market Scenario for Jatropha