Production starts when farmers bring in their harvested seed.
Jatropha seed ready to be pressed for oil.
Processing facility at JP
Seed heater and press.
Seeds in the hopper will soon be oil.
The oil is mechanically pressed from the seeds.
The jatropha oil is the base for several different kinds of products, including soap and biodiesel.
We make biodiesel from Jatropha oil or waste cooking oil.
Biodiesel can be used neat or mixed with petroleum diesel to fuel all diesel engines.
Blocks of soap are taken out of the molds and will be cut into bars.
Cutting blocks of soap into bars.
Soap-makers show off their soap in front of Jatropha
Jatropha oil is bottled for hair and skin care products.
JP soap, skin therapy oil and hair oil are sold in Haiti.
Soap for public health. The label says, "wash your hands for good health".
JP's artisanal soap is popular with visitors to Haiti.
Folk painting, 'Picking Jatropha', is used on JP's artisanal soap.
Rich compost is a valuable byproduct of seed processing.