In Honduras, the Agroipsa Farm in Choluteca has deployed the BEI Jatropha Wave Harvester, a mechanical harvesting system for jatropha which has successfully completed an eight-month trial of the system, according to BEI International, the harvester’s manufacturer. the system was used for mechanical harvest of a 550 hectare plantation of three-year old jatriopha. Max Lint of BEI reports, “it is feasible to grow and harvest jatropha on a commercial scale. We are working with many jatropha growers around the world that have a need for our jatropha harvester. We are currently working on a jatropha harvester sale in Hawaii and another in Brazil.”
The harvester can be seen on YouTube here.