SOLUTIONS  Sustainable Energy 

Jatropha is one of the most promising crops available today for biofuel, however the labor intensive harvest is blocking its large-scale success.Jatropha is the perfect choice for biofuel, as it doesn’t require large amounts of water or fertile soil, so it doesn’t compete with edible crops. 

Harvesting of the Jatropha crop is currently done manually, requiring 400-800 man-hours to harvest one ton.
Adding to the complexity, green, yellow and mature fruits are on the tree at the same time, requiring a selective harvesting solution.

The DotanTech selective Jatropha Harvester is designed to selectively harvest a total of 1200 trees (~2.5 ton)  in a single day.

One machine. 1200 trees . One day.