Nigerian oil trading company eyes jatropha for processing in Mississippi

June 13, 2017 |

In Nigeria, oil trading company Taleveras Group has teamed up with the Global Green Development Group to establish jatropha production throughout West Africa with an eye on processing the oil at a biorefinery in Mississippi. The company is scoping out 15,000 ha in Nigeria, Ivory Coast, Ghana, South Africa and Ethiopia for the 70 million gallon per year project that is expected to cost up to $600 million. It plans for the project to be online in the next three years.

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