Nigeria stands a chance to grow alternative non-fossil fuel from the Jatropha plant, an evergreen tree considered environmentally friendly. Although Jatropha has been well established in the energy circle since the beginning of the year 2000 as an oil crop for biodiesel production in the fight against climate change, Nigeria is yet to achieve significant milestone in its development.
The increasing negative impact on the environment due to the exploitation of fossil fuels is promoting a global search for alternative energy that can be obtained from renewable energy sources. Biofuel as a renewable energy resource is drawing international attention as the alternative fuel of choice because of its eco-friendliness and the immense socio economic and climate co-benefits

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