Tag: jatropha

A new three-legged platform for the advanced bioeconomy? The Castor, jatropha, pongamia strategy.

A new three-legged platform for the advanced bioeconomy? The Castor, jatropha, pongamia strategy.

December 16, 2014 |

Castor, jatropha, pongamia — the three steps that Bosques Energeticos is taking in piloting its way to success in fuels, chemicals and other markets. Can the early-stage company thrive, based on its uncommon approach to intercropping? The Digest investigates. In science, there exists the difficulty in developing a new energy crop —  improving yields and stress tolerance, […]

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SGB, in preparation to sell jatropha hybrids, raised $11 million in venture funding

SGB, in preparation to sell jatropha hybrids, raised $11 million in venture funding

September 10, 2014 |

In California, SGB has raised $11 million in venture funding as the company prepares to sell renewable jatropha. Investors included Thomas McNerney & Partners, Finistere Ventures and Flint Hills Resources, a wholly owned subsidiary of Koch Industries. The company used genetic technology to determine which plants had the most promising traits, then bred them, said […]

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Ethiopian government investing US$2.8 million in jatropha project

Ethiopian government investing US$2.8 million in jatropha project

July 21, 2014 |

In Ethiopia, the government is investing US$2.8 million, with the help of funding from the Norwegian government, to produce 500 million liters per year of biodiesel from jatropha. The project will take place in 18 districts in five states and is estimated to help more than 14 million farmers and pastoralists.  

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Indian government stings company cheating investors with jatropha

Indian government stings company cheating investors with jatropha

July 17, 2014 |

In India, the government regulator Sebi has found Sunshine Global Agro Limited (formerly known as Sunshine Forestry Private Ltd) cheated 40,000 investors who were told that by investing 1,000 rupees in a jatropha seedling, they would be worth 3,000 rupees seven years later. The scheme has also included goats, cows and emu birds in an […]

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Bosques Energeticos boosts landholdings for jatropha production

Bosques Energeticos boosts landholdings for jatropha production

July 8, 2014 |

In Mexico, Bosques Energeticos EBE S.A. de C.V. has secured 7 more hectares on top of the current 11 hectares it already has in Morelos state to plant its G4J cultivar of jatropha. The cultivar is bred to be early, high-yielding and non-toxic. The company has a total of 28,000 jatropha trees in the ground, […]

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The Latest in next-wave biofuels feedstock reports: Jatropha

The Latest in next-wave biofuels feedstock reports: Jatropha

June 8, 2014 |

From Kenya, a study from ICRAF this spring showed 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 […]

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ICRAF study shows jatropha isn’t viable for Kenya

ICRAF study shows jatropha isn’t viable for Kenya

April 15, 2014 |

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 […]

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Jatropha fertilizer toxin removal patented system for purchase

Jatropha fertilizer toxin removal patented system for purchase

February 17, 2014 |

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 […]

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Grand Bahama Power Co opens jatropha biofuel demo project

Grand Bahama Power Co opens jatropha biofuel demo project

November 28, 2013 |

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 […]

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SG Biofuels seeking $30.6 million from IDB for jatropha in Guatemala

SG Biofuels seeking $30.6 million from IDB for jatropha in Guatemala

October 8, 2013 |

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 […]

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