Jojoba: A potential tree borne oil seed

CJP announces “Global JOJOBAWORLD 2012” - a two-day Jojoba State of Art International Workshop from May 25-26, 2012, at Jaipur, India.

CJP’s Global Jojoba World focuses on the entire Jojoba production from ground zero to scale. Topics are carefully selected to cover the Agronomy, Horticulture, Biology, Engineering, Marketing and Financial aspects of Jojoba commercialization.

CJP is recognized as an important platform for productive exchanges among the Academic, Commercial and Investment communities.  Join us at this unique knowledge platform to share the latest information on: An Update from the Jojoba Industry Advances in Jojoba Research & development Production Systems Commercial track of Jojoba — Leading the Way to New heights Harvesting and Extraction , Frontiers of Jojoba Biotechnology and more.

About jojoba

Jojoba is a new oil-producing industrial crop that has attracted much attention in recent years. Jojoba oil is unique in nature. No other plant is known to produce oil like jojobas. It is used in the cosmetic, medical, pharmaceutical, food products, manufacturing, and automotive industries (as lubricant). And it is a renewable energy resource. It is remarkable to note that, in spite of the variability in size or where grown, each jojoba seed contains an average of 50% pure oil by volume.

Jojoba is native to the semiarid regions of southern Arizona, southern California and northwestern Mexico. Now Jojoba is being cultivated in Israel and Rajasthan, India to provide a renewable source of unique high-quality oil. Much of the interest in jojoba worldwide is the result of the plant’s ability to survive in a harsh desert environment. Jojoba can be grown as an oil-producing cash crop. Jojoba is very drought-resistant and can be grown on marginal lands without replacing any existing crops. Fully mature shrubs or trees can reach a height of 15 feet with a potential natural life span of 100 to 200 years depending on environmental conditions. For optimum production, the crop needs irrigation, care, and a good cultivar.

The arid lands of Rajasthan are all set to usher in a revolution in Indian agriculture, with planned large-scale cultivation of the exotic jojoba plant.  In India, Jojoba is now being grown in an estimated area of about 1100 hectare and the area is increasing every year.

Our technocrats believe that jojoba oil shows great promise as an alternative source of fuel. It releases a lot of energy when it burns. The driving force to find such a fuel source stems from the need to find an alternative fuel to petroleum oil that is renewable and  produces less pollution. Jojoba oil appears to be promising, particularly for cultivation in the relatively hot weather. Considering Jojoba’s potential as an oilseed feedstock for biodiesel, CJP has honor to establish this untapped resource as alternative source for Bio- Diesel industry of future.

Please contact via e-mail or telephone for further details and obtaining registration form.

Cordinator (Programme)

Centre for Jatropha Promotion & Biodiesel

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