Non-food applications of Jatropha protein

D. Lestari

Research output: Thesisinternal PhD, WU


The aim of this thesis is to explore how to gain more value per hectare Jatropha curcas by utilizing Jatropha protein for various applications. Specifically, this research investigated the extractability and functional properties of Jatropha protein for non-food/technical applications. Jatropha press cake and leaves are the potential sources of protein. Jatropha proteins can be extracted from Jatropha seed press cake or leaves, with or without detoxification to remove the toxic phorbol esters. After detoxification, Jatropha proteins are potential components for animal feed. While without detoxification, Jatropha protein applications will be limited to technical applications such as bioplastics, surfactants, adhesives, or coatings.
Original languageEnglish
QualificationDoctor of Philosophy
Awarding Institution
  • Wageningen University
  • Sanders, Johan, Promotor
  • Ratnaningsih, E., Co-promotor, External person
Award date23 Jan 2012
Place of Publication[s.l.]
Print ISBNs9789461731296
Publication statusPublished - 2012


  • jatropha
  • plant protein
  • non-food products
  • feeds
  • bioplastics
  • biobased economy
  • fuel crops


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