Jatro BioJet Fuel, Germany

Jatro is a company headquartered in Germany that focuses on supplying biofuel to the aviation industry. The company primarily works with Jatropha and has secured access to the majority of the world’s Jatrpha germplasm. They have demonstrated replacement of Jet A1 fuel with “Green” aviation fuel also called bio-kerosene.


Jatro deals more in the logistics of biofuels than in their actual production. The company leads a “multi-stakeholder” initiative that includes airlines, scientific & research institutes, oil majors, Bio Jet Fuel refiners, and more. In essence, the company has, in its own words, “closed the loop from seed to fuel nozzle” for aviation biofuel. The company has been backed by the Aviation Industry and World Bank as an internationally accredited Jatropha producer.