Biogas production from Jatropha curcas press-cake.


Seeds of the tropical plant Jatropha curcas (purge nut, physic nut) are used for the production of oil. Several methods for oil extraction have been developed. In all processes, about 50% of the weight of the seeds remain as a press cake containing mainly protein and carbohydrates. Investigations have shown that this residue contains toxic compounds and… (More)


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@article{Staubmann1997BiogasPF, title={Biogas production from Jatropha curcas press-cake.}, author={R Staubmann and G Foidl and Nikolaus Foidl and Georg M. Guebitz and Robert M. Lafferty and V M Arbizu and Walter Steiner}, journal={Applied biochemistry and biotechnology}, year={1997}, volume={63-65}, pages={457-67} }