Recent Posts about Jatropha

Here are some recent blog posts about Jatropha.
SandeepOzard’s blogpage a pretty thorough round up on the plant, by the looks of things
Clement Nyirenda’s Blog World an interesting look at things from an african perspective
The Energy Blog pretty solid stuff from the Fraserdomain
Jatropha: The Next Biofuel Craze
Energy and Electric Power news
WSJ online Blogs
Fuel for thought
Tree Hugger

So from this list I’d say that if you’re interested in Jatropha, and judging by Technorati, its a pretty small blogging field then the people you should be reading (apart from the Big Biofuels Blog, of course) are Biopact, Wired and the Fraserdomain.


4 Responses to Recent Posts about Jatropha

  1. Clement 22 August, 2007 at 8:48 am #

    Hi Simon

    Many thanks for the good comment and the link to my blog. I will be putting up some new posts on Jatropha in Malawi and surrounding countries in the near future.

    Best regards

  2. Biofuelsimon 22 August, 2007 at 9:31 am #

    Hi Clement, It was my pleasure, don’t mention it. I’m looking forward to your posts on Jatropha.

  3. William E Cooter 5 September, 2007 at 4:00 pm #

    Has anyone investigated the uses of the ‘Discard’ remaining after the extraction of the Oil from Jatropha?

  4. Doris de Guzman 8 September, 2007 at 1:03 am #

    Hi Simon,
    Bayer CropScience reported on Thursday that they are working on jatropha.

    Jatropha – An alternative biofuel feedstock

    In response to the enormous global demand for biofuels, Bayer CropScience is working on ways of using plants which have not featured in agriculture to date as an economically efficient feedstock. One of these plants is Jatropha curcas, an oil-bearing shrub with inedible fruit which grows predominantly in arid regions. The seeds consist of more than 30 percent oil which can be used to make a low-pollutant biodiesel which reduces CO2 emissions. The advantage is that this biodiesel can be used in many engines worldwide without the need for extensive technical modification. Jatropha can be cultivated on marginal land in tropical and subtropical regions, or in other words on land that is unsuitable for producing food crops. “We hope that our research in this area will make a major contribution to the development of a sustainable biofuel industry”, Berschauer said.

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