Jatropha, locally known as tuba-tuba is one of the most promising sources of bio-fuel today. About 30 percent of the tuba-tuba nut is composed of oil. This oil can be easily processed into fuel that can replace or mixed with petroleum based diesel to save on imported oil and most importantly increase local employment and help the economy to grow.
The Tuba-tuba has been planted in the Philippines for quite some time but it was used mainly as fencing since it animals do not eat the leaves – even the insatiable goat would not eat the leaves. The ever increasing price of petroleum prices has triggered interest on Jatropha.
- Cultivation of Jatropha FAQs
- Growing Jathropa (Tuba-Tuba)
- FAQs on BioFuel and Jathropa
- How to Grow Jathropa (Tuba-Tuba) for BioDiesel
- Liquid Biofuels and Sustainable Development
- Want to be a Millionaire? Plant Tuba-Tuba
- Updates on Tuba-Tuba (Jathropa) As a New Energy Source
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