05 June 2006 08:16 [Source: ICIS news]
Speaking at the Biofuels Markets Asia conference, BP Fuels Management Group fuel policy manager Paul Benett said BP started the project in association with Tata Energy Research Institute. It will spend about $9.4m on the project over the next five years.
The project involves cultivating the jatropha plant over 8,000 hectares of plantation in
Jatropha, unlike palm oil, is currently not used in the food chain. Jatropha has been used in applications like pharmaceutical production in smaller volumes. This has raised interest in the little known plant around the world, including
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