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Jatropha: Cultivation & Processing Practices

N.S. Rathore (Author) A.K. Kurchania (Author) N.L. Panwar (Author)
Synopsis In the scenario of present energy crisis and environmental degradation, bio-diesel may play vital role in conserving petroleum energy and reducing greenhouse gases, thus may be helpful in protection of environment and global warming.  The present book provides information's on cultivation of Jatropha, which can be grown abundantly in large scale on wastelands, it's harvesting & post harvesting operations.  It includes information about the climatic conditions, soil, fertilizers and other requirement for optimum growth and survival of Jatropha plants in barren and wasteland.  The post harvesting operations including processing of Jatropha with its value addition and economics of plantation have also been included in this book.  This book provides present state of art of technology of bio-diesel production, its emission and techno-economic evaluation in the present context.
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About the authors

N.S. Rathore

Dr. N.S. Rathore (Born: 1st July 1960) obtained M.Tech. from IIT, Delhi and Ph.D. from Rajasthan Agricultural University. Before moving to Sukhadia University, Udaipur in February 1982 as lecturer, he worked briefly for Chambal Command Area Development Kota. Dr. Rathor became Associate Professor at CTAE, Udaipur in July 1989. Presently he is Professor and Head, Department of Renewable Energy Sources, College of Technology & Engineering, Udaipur. He is member of several professional societies in India and abroad. He has organized many training programmes and has authored 95 research papers published in National and International journals. He has published 18 books and training manuals on various aspects of Agricultural Engineering, Energy Ecology and Environment, Dr. Rathore has attended advanced training on Bio-Energy in University of Arizona, USA and has traveled to USA, Japan, Thailand and Australia for attending International and Workshops. Dr. Rathore is also working as a Research Engineer in the ICAR sponsored AICRP on Renewal Energy Sources (Solar Energy Component). He is also Project Coordinator in Regional Bio-gas Training and Development Centre. He also worked as Project and he has been awarded many medals including IASE Appreciation Medal, ISAE Outstanding book award, and Nanda Memorial Young Scientist Award and Outstanding book award from Ministry of Environment and Forestry fir the book entitled Environmental Education. Dr. Rathore has been awarded ISAE, Team Award 1998-99 along with 5 other Udaipur for his significant contribution in the field of Renewable Energy. Dr. Rathore is life member of Indian Society of Agriculture Engineers, Solar Energy Society of India, Bio-Energy Society of India, Indian society of Technical Education, Indian Society of Tree Scientists. Institute of Engineers, Associate member of Regional wood Energy Development Programme in Asia, Nitrogen fixation tree Associate, Developing Country farm Radio Network, International Draught Information Centre, Member of World Energy coalition, International Association of Solar Energy Education etc. Dr. Rathore has undertaken 18 research projects sponsored by Ministry of Non-conventional Energy Sources, Indian Council of Agril. Research, Rajasthan Energy Development Agency and Department of Science & Technology Dr. Rathore organized 18 International Training, Seminar Workshop and Conference and 12 ISTE sponsored Summer School There are total 81 reports proceeding, popular articles to his credit.

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A.K. Kurchania

Dr. A.K. Kurchania is working as Professor in Department of Renewable Energy Sources, College of Technology and Engineering, Udaipur. He also worked in Central Mechanical Engineering Research Institute (CSIR). Durgapur (WB) as Scientist and International Crops Research Institute for Semi Arid Tropics, Patancheru (AP) as Asstt. Design Engineer. He did his M.Tech. from I.I.T., Kharagpur and Ph.D. from G.B. Pant University of Agriculture & Technology, Pantnagar. Dr. Kurchania is also working as a Sr. Research Engineer in the ICAR sponsored AICRP on Renewable Energy Sources (Bio conversion Component). His scientific interests are in the field of Renewable Energy Sources, Ecology and Environment and application of Energy in Agriculture. He is a member of several professional societies in India and abroad. He has contributed more than 52 technical papers and 5 books, training manuals on various aspects of Renewable Energy, Environment and Agricultural Engineering. He was awarded by Indian Society Agricultural Engineers (Appreciation Medal). He has traveled all over India as well as abroad.

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N.L. Panwar

Er. N.L. Panwar is working as Assistant Professor, Department of Renewable Energy Sources, College of Technology and Engineering, Udaipur.  He did M.E. with specialization in Renewable Energy Engineering.  He is also working as Research Engineer in the AICRP on Renewable Energy Sources (Thermo Chemical Conversion Technology).  His scientific interests are in the field of new and renewable energy sources, energy conservation and application of energy in agro-based industries.  He has contributed more than 15 technical papers and 2 books on renewable energy aspect.

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Bibliographic information

Title Jatropha: Cultivation & Processing Practices
Format Hardcover
Date published: 16.01.2008
Edition 1st ed.
Language: English
isbn 8179061965, 9788179061961
length vii+79p., Tables; Plates; Map; Figures; References; 23cm.