Tag: jatropha

Is It the End or Just the Beginning for Jatropha?

Is It the End or Just the Beginning for Jatropha?

July 16, 2017 |

After winning a small victory over the Germans during World War II, Winston Churchill said “Now this is not the end. It is not even the beginning of the end. But it is, perhaps, the end of the beginning.” Today, Biofuels Digest asks is this the end of jatropha? Or is it just the beginning? […]

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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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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 needs 2.4 million liters of biodiesel daily for B20 to comply with COP21

Nigeria needs 2.4 million liters of biodiesel daily for B20 to comply with COP21

December 7, 2016 |

In Nigeria, the country’s jatropha association says that in order to achieve the goals set for compliance with COP21, Africa’s largest population would need to consume 2.4 million liters of biodiesel daily, or roughly a 20% blend with existing diesel consumption. The association hopes to have 100,000ha of jatropha planted by 2017 and a total […]

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Zambia’s Copperbelt Energy Corp. launches study to find market for its biodiesel products

Zambia’s Copperbelt Energy Corp. launches study to find market for its biodiesel products

November 7, 2016 |

In Zambia, the Copperbelt Energy Corporation is embarking on a market survey to determine where it should supply its 1 million liters of annual jatropha and soy-based biodiesel production as well as byproducts. The company has already established the production facility. The company is looking to scale up its renewable energy activities and as such […]

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