Peiman Yousefi Azar, a member of Iran's Scientific Forestry Assocation, told Fars News Agency that:
Azar claims the advantage of using biodiesel fuel to power vehicles and commercial machinery is that it can reduce CO2 emissions by up to 85 percent. Producing useable fuel from the the Jatropha curcas plant is relatively simple. The Jatropha seeds are crushed and the residual oil is subject to a transesterification process, which results in biodiesel.Iran produced biodiesel fuel through extracting oil from Jatropha plant which was grown in Bandar Abbas in a pilot [project].
[Source: Fars News Agency | Image: Reinhard Henning – C.C. License 2.0]