Use a hand operated press to squeeze the oil from Jatropha seeds, filter the oil and put it straight into your diesel tank. This small scale rural technology is bringing light and refrigeration to rural Africa. What a contrast to the huge oil refineries of the developed world. All around the equatorial world this story is being repeated.
In Ghana, Biofuel Africa has commenced commercial production of jatropha oil, and has also commenced a program to test its Straight Vegetable Oil as a “drop-in” replacement to fossil fuel for running tractors, cars, generators and other machinery. Its own equipment and machinery is already 100 percent fossil fuel-independent. Early results have confirmed that vehicles and machines running on SVO give the same performance as engines running on fossil fuel.