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FRIM completes Malaysian jatropha pilot, aims for scale

| December 13, 2012

In Malaysia, the Forest Research Institute of Malaysia (FRIM) has completed a 6000 Jarak Pagar (Jatropa Curcas) tree pilot project, dating back to 2009, and the agency said it is ready to proceed to commercial scale. FRIM said it will grow jatropha on land obtained from the Terengganu state government — the state, official told The Star, have as much as 71,000 hectares of idle coastline. FROM said that the goal of the project is biodiesel production.

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