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In Kenya, a study from ICRAF shows that jatropha isn’t a viable crop for the country because there is no market for the seeds, the values and yields are low, farmers don’t know how to grow it well and its early reputation as a miracle crop has destroyed most of the farmer appetite for the […]
In California, seven patents covering water treatment, algae, and food-related areas have been released for sale by Allen and Peter Schuh. After oil has been extracted from jatropha, the press cakes remaining have previously not been usable as human and animal nutrition because of the toxins lectins and phorbol esters, both components in the fertilizers […]
In Florida, Alternative Fuels America is beginning a three-phase trial production run of jatropha-based biofuel as the next step toward commercialization of its “seed to pump” vertically-integrated endeavor. The feedstock for Phase 1 will come from AFAI’s plantation in Tempate, Costa Rica. “As with every endeavor we undertake, we are testing our assumptions and capabilities […]
In the Bahamas, Grand Bahama Power Company (GBPC) held the opening ceremony on Tuesday for their Biofuel Demonstration Project. Partnering with the Grand Bahama Port Authority, The Grand Bahama Development Company and the Garden of the Groves, the project focuses on the feasibility of cultivating jatropha to make biodiesel fuel that would be burned in […]
In California, SGB has signed a mandate letter with the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) for the debt financing of its 25,000 acre Jatropha bioenergy project in Guatemala. The project cost is estimated at approximately US$76 million. The mandate letter enables the bank and SGB to proceed with financial, technical and environmental due diligence on a […]
In Guatemala, SG Biofuels has sought $30.6 million from the Inter-American Development Bank to plant jatropha on 25,000 acres of land unsuitable for food production with the aim of producing 6.2 million gallons of biodiesel annually. The $76 million project is under evaluation by the bank who may provide the financing as a loan as […]
In India, Indian Railways’ research arm has approved field trials using jatropha-based biodiesel in two locomotives in Jetalsar. The three to four month trials will start with B10 and will work their way higher. Lab tests have been successful using 100% jatropha biodiesel in locomotives.
In Hawaii, jatropha harvesting began last week at the Hawaii Pure Plant Oil (HIPPO) farm founded in 2008 by father and son partners Christian and James Twigg-Smith. HIPPO has planted a total of 200 acres of jatropha in the Puna district of Hawaii Island with the intent of harvesting its seeds and extracting the oil […]
In Botswana, the Japan International Cooperation Agency has donated $233,200 in equipment for a five-year research study looking to produced jatropha-based biodiesel in the country. The donation include a portable Photosynthesis and Fluorescence System, a Denaturing Gradient Gel Electrophoresis machine (DGGE), and Weather Station. The country is experimenting with jatropha despite the fact that its […]
In New York, GreenGold Ray Energies reports it has entered into a provisional agreement with ECI Group, the Emissary Concepts Inc. GreenGold will become the main jatropha feedstock grower, producer and supplier, and will process the jatropha feedstock ready for shipment for ECI. The agreement is set for up to 30 years, and is renewable […]