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  • n  a mainly tropical genus of American plant belonging to the family Euphorbiaceae

  • Mark Dalton with his jatropha trees in Florida.
  • DaimlerChrysler, for example, is promoting jatropha, a thorny plant that grows on marginal land in Latin America, Africa and India.
  • A Florida farmer thinks the next big biodiesel alternative will come from the seedpods of the jatropha tree.
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  • Boyden Gray in MSNBC
    In Europe, biodiesel is defined in such a way that appears to exclude any feedstock except rapeseed,Mr Gray said. "But I'm confident jatropha will be blessed [at the Washington meeting]. I think we're going to be able to announce pretty...
  • President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo in NewKerala.com
    We would also like to explore a joint venture in the field of development of bio-fuels from sweet sorghum and jatropha,said Arroyo.

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