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CORRECTED: Two Jatropha projects in India

CORRECTEDLinks sorted out.Two Jatropha to biofuels projects have got under way in India in the past two days. According to the SindhToday 100 million Jatropha saplings have been planted in Chhattisgarth. Meanwhile Sulekha.com has Bharat Petroleum to invest Rupee 21.31bn ($438m) in a biodisel project. Good to see India looking to non-food crops to boost […]

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Emami Biotech in commercial jatropha biofuel production

Emami Biotech is using Jatropha in commercial jatropha biofuel production according to the Bioenergy site. If this is the case, and the report is a little garbled, then could it be the first commercial application of that technology?

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India’s biofuel market: a report

There’s a new report on the outlook for India’s biofuels market. The key take-away for me is that despite a growing ethanol industry, India is going to have an ethanol deficit until at least 2017 as demand outstrips supply by about 4.5%/year. 

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Jatropha plantations for Florida–Biofuels Digest

A report in Biofuels Digest says that My Dream Fuels is aiming to plant around 900 000 jatropha trees in Florida. The firm says that its trees will mature in 8 months and significantly out perform wild Jatropha strains. My Dream Fuel is already working with Lee County, Florida and hopes to be able to […]

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Syngenta unveils tropical sugar beet in India

Syngenta has unveiled a new tropical sugar beet that produces around as much sugar as cane, the company says. The crop matures in five months and uses less water than cane. This could be useful for ethanol production in the tropics.

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Indian Sugar cane to ethanol: a study

Thanks to Draka for this information on the state of ethanol production in India from Current Science. As Draka says, in a comment below, sugar cane takes a lot of water to grow.

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How India could join the biofuel explosion

There’s an interesting article about how India’s policies are stopping India create biofuel on the Hindu  business line. They’re subsidising the wrong thing, apparently. I think. 

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Mixed messages as India drops state funding for biodiesel

According to a report in India’s Economic Times, on 4 August, the Indian Government has pulled out of a nationwide biodiesel plan, because ministers were worried that large corporations would buy large areas of the country for biofuel production. Companies like D1, BP and IOC, India Oil Corporation, have all bought land to grow biofuel […]

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India’s state-subsidised biofuel project close to launch

India’s state-subsidised biofuel project close to launch, according to the Indian Financial Express Newspaper on Monday. One of the high points will be a trial plantation of 4m acres of Jatropha, according to the report. The other is that the Indian government expects that the programme will not have any impact on the price of […]

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Jatropha good bad or indifferent

Its worth taking a few minutes to look at the blogosphere’s view of Jatropha: Here are three. It is very bad, according to By Sujeet Kumar writing in India eNews and may be harmful to kids, animals, plants and soils. Kumar quotes Pankaj Oudhia, a Raipur-based agricultural scientist, who makes the claims on the basis […]

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