Bio fuels are gaining traction as an alternative to hydrocarbons. And, in certain parts of the world, governments and some corporations consider jatropha and palm oil, common in hot climates, one of the most promising sources of bio diesel. Any country that uses palm oil could benefit by this surge in bio fuels. However, because palm oil is essential for cooking, more emphasis should be placed on non-edible plants such as jathropa, and other bio-based plants.
Bio fuels also give farmers another source of sustainable income. In the US farmers in the Midwest are benefiting from ethanol based products, farmers in Africa should also benefit. Because of the popularity in jatropa and palm oil, farmers will need some guidance in getting a fair share of their produce.