Jatropha is a valuable multi-purpose crop known to have spread from South America by the Portuguese explorers. Jatropha establishes itself easily even in arid and waste land where other crops would not do well. Jatropha naturally repels both animals and insects, and therefore not requiring intensive management for its growth and maintenance. Jatropha seeds, once processed, have similar physical and chemical properties and a similar energy value to normal fossil diesel. This can be blended with conventional diesel or can be used directly in some diesel-powered vehicles and machines. Jatropha seeds contain more than 30% Oil.