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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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Nigeria to plant jatropha along 5,000km of NNPC pipelines

Nigeria to plant jatropha along 5,000km of NNPC pipelines

October 5, 2016 |

In Nigeria, the Nigerian National Petroleum Company announced it will begin planting jatropha along its 5,000km of pipeline to produce biodiesel but the trees will also provide other ecosystem services such a serving as a windbreak and preventing erosion. The project is inline with the company’s wider biofuel strategy to produce fuel for blending domestically. […]

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Monarca BioJet to boost jatropha plantation by 33,000 ha to supply US market

Monarca BioJet to boost jatropha plantation by 33,000 ha to supply US market

October 3, 2016 |

In Mexico, the Monarca BioJet fuel project in the Yucatan is adding another 33,000 hectares of Jatropha to produce seed oil feedstock so they can export directly to the US to supply biofuel refineries needing low cost feedstock. The bioJet fuel market is growing faster than the supply and a number of biofuel refineries are […]

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Indian research institute looking for ways to make jatropha economically viable for farmers

Indian research institute looking for ways to make jatropha economically viable for farmers

September 27, 2016 |

In India, the Central Salt and Marine Chemicals Research Institute is eyeing ways to attract farmers back to jatropha production to boost oil supplies allowing it to use its patented biofuel production technology. The center has been experimenting with uses for the cake, such as a soil supplement, and soaps from glycerin. Even jatropha shells […]

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India’s oil marketing companies give up on jatropha biodiesel definitively

India’s oil marketing companies give up on jatropha biodiesel definitively

August 25, 2016 |

In India, the joint ventures owned partly by three oil marketing companies that sought to produce biodiesel from jatropha have been shut down due to unviability. Many believed that jatropha could be successfully grown in dry wastelands without irrigation. The three companies had planned to grow jatropha on 180,000 hectares across Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh and […]

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Nigeria taking another look at jatropha for biodiesel

Nigeria taking another look at jatropha for biodiesel

June 30, 2016 |

In Nigeria, the agriculture minister is taking another look at biodiesel following a spike in fossil diesel prices. Farmers continue to face obstacles affording fossil diesel but the hope is that biodiesel produced on farm could help to boost agricultural yields by providing fuel for tractors and other machinery. The ministry plans to first take […]

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Nepal looking to give jatropha another chance

Nepal looking to give jatropha another chance

June 13, 2016 |

In Nepal, the government has decided to take another stab at biodiesel, specifically with a focus on giving jatropha another try, with a six-member expert panel establish to determine the viability of the policy plan. With more than half a million acres of underutilized land that could be converted to jatropha production to produce biodiesel, […]

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Whatever happened to jatropha, and all those other wonder feedstocks?

Whatever happened to jatropha, and all those other wonder feedstocks?

March 6, 2016 |

As we begin to prepare for the annual Advanced Bioeconomy Feedstocks & Supply Chain event in Miami this June, you might find yourself asking whatever happened to some of the feedstock darlings like jatropha. If jatropha faltered, never mind, went the argument, we’ll always have switchgrass. Or giant miscanthus, or pongamia, or poplar, or camelina. […]

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Researchers refuse to give up on jatropha for Botswana despite harsh climate

Researchers refuse to give up on jatropha for Botswana despite harsh climate

February 8, 2016 |

In Botswana, researchers have refused to give up on demonstrating the viability of jatropha despite suffering from frostbite, heat waves and hailstorms during the past four years. Indigenous plants morula, morama, and mongongo were included in the trials in addition to jatropha. The team of local and Japanese researchers have weathered through the disasters and […]

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