R&D Technology Center
GreenGold Ray Energies, Inc. already developed its own technology for jatropha curcas, from seeds selection, germination, seedlings transplant, cross pollination and stem cutting. This technology will be applied to all company's future plantations. Jatropha Curcas (tuba-tuba) is primarily a deciduous plant from the family Euphorbiaceae. It was initially used as valuable hedge plant and was exported from central America to Asia and Africa by Portuguese traders. Here in the Philippines, jatropha plant has well known medicinal properties and used for curing different ailments. The mature jatropha trees bear male and female inflorescence and can grow to a height of three meters. Each inflorescence bears up 10 to 15 large fruits and bloom twice a year under normal conditions. Jatropha is desirable as a source of bio fuel given that its seeds produce up to 40% oil, and the species in general is highly resistant to drought and pest. Processed oil from crushed mature seeds can be used in existing diesel engines while the residue can also be processed into biomass as fuel for electricity generating plants. The seed cake, a by-product of oil production can be used as a natural organic fertilizer rich in nitrogen, phosphorous and potassium but not useful as an animal feeds due to its toxic elements.