Suitability of solvent extraction for jatropha curcas

The research underlying this document was performed to judge the applicability of chemical extraction instead of cold pressing to gain oil from jatropha curcas seeds. Current practice for FACT members is to use cold pressing because of its simplicity and affordable investment cost at all scales. Extraction of oil from the seeds with a solvent could prove useful to increase the amount of oil per ton of seed.

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