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Egyptian research lab moving forward with UCO/jatropha aviation biofuel

Egyptian research lab moving forward with UCO/jatropha aviation biofuel

May 10, 2017 |

In Egypt, following three years of R&D, researchers from the National Research Center’s Department of Chemical Engineering have developed aviation fuel using a combination of used cooking oil and jatropha oil, though algal oils and palm oil have also been trialed in the mix. Using sewer water to irrigate the jatropha trees helps to keep […]

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Mozambique giving up on the “promise” of jatropha biodiesel

Mozambique giving up on the “promise” of jatropha biodiesel

April 24, 2017 |

In Mozambique, the government has at last given up on jatropha as a potential biodiesel feedstock as the economic viability of the program dwindled in line with falling fossil fuel prices. The program was first launched with $130 per barrel oil but with current levels, the project the develop commercial-scale jatropha production with the assistance […]

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Indian cabinet gives up on jatropha JVs once and for all

Indian cabinet gives up on jatropha JVs once and for all

March 23, 2017 |

In India, the cabinet has approved the closure of the two joint ventures set up in 2008 and 2009 with HPCL and Indian Oil with the Chhattisgarh Renewable Energy Development Agency to develop and commercialize jatropha-based biodiesel. The agency had provided waste land to grow the jatropha on but the resulting crops had results that […]

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Zimbabwe looking again at B2 using jatropha

Zimbabwe looking again at B2 using jatropha

March 14, 2017 |

In Zimbabwe, the country is looking to implement a 2% biodiesel blend by year’s end using fuel produced from jatropha. The country had looked to implement such a policy several years ago but the plans went by the wayside under a previous minister. Now the policy is back on the table along with returning to […]

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Jatropha’s growth targets low-vaue land: report

Jatropha’s growth targets low-vaue land: report

March 12, 2017 |

In a recent publication, researchers from the Leuphana University Lüneburg, Germany, present the findings of a global survey on Jatropha cultivation conducted in 2011. Their main findings show that of the 1.04 million ha cultivated with Jatropha in 2011, 26% was established on land previously used for crop production or animal husbandry, 34% on previously […]

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Rwanda abandoning $35 million jatropha biodiesel project after four years

Rwanda abandoning $35 million jatropha biodiesel project after four years

February 13, 2017 |

In Rwanda, after four years of unsuccessful attempts to get it off the ground, the government is abandoning its $35 million biodiesel project. Poor science behind the feasibility studies that expected jatropha to be a key feedstock but later was determined to not be viable in the country’s climate is blamed for the project’s failure. […]

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Mexican researcher gets $500,000 award for jatropha and moringa research

Mexican researcher gets $500,000 award for jatropha and moringa research

January 3, 2017 |

In Mexico, a researcher at the Universidad Autónoma de Sinaloa has been awarded the silver prize from the PRODETES 2016 competition that comes along with a $500,000 grant to continue his research into biodiesel from trees such as jatropha and moringa. The competition is funded by the Energy Ministry, the World Bank and other partners […]

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Pakistan’s oil company launches jatropha pilot project

Pakistan’s oil company launches jatropha pilot project

December 19, 2016 |

In Pakistan, the country’s national oil company has launched a jatropha-based biodiesel pilot project outside Karachi in an effort to trial opportunities that could help reduce reliance on fossil fuels. The minister for water and power said the project needs to be fast tracked in order to develop alternative energy sources for the national market […]

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Nigeria announces $246 million in Green Bonds for 19 projects including jatropha biofuels

Nigeria announces $246 million in Green Bonds for 19 projects including jatropha biofuels

November 16, 2016 |

In Nigeria, the government has released the guidelines for the $246 million in Green Bonds that it will invest in a wide range of renewable energy and agriculture including jatropha for both reforestation and for biofuel production. The program is supported by the UK’s DFID, UNEP and the World Bank in an effort to help […]

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University of Botswana trialing B10 using jatropha biodiesel

University of Botswana trialing B10 using jatropha biodiesel

November 16, 2016 |

In Botswana, the University of Botswana took its research program to loftier heights when it launched an experimental vehicle that uses biodiesel fuel on November 14, 2016. The vehicle uses blended fuel (B10) which is 90 per cent petroleum diesel (50PPM) and 10 per cent biodiesel produced by University of Botswana researchers. The launch was […]

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