Tag Archives | Jatropha

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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More on Jatropha

I’ve just stumbled on this website about Jatropha.  It talks about the way that using Jatropha as hedging material, it is possible to increase cultivatable land. I am not sure if that works if water is scarce…

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Jatropha Sustainable Biofuels Alliance

I’ve just come across the Jatropha Sustainable Biofuels Alliance, it is based in Switzerland and aims to be a group that will lobby for Jatropha to be seen as a good second generation biofuel that does not compete with food crops. 

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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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Air New Zealand in biofuel test flight

Air New Zealand successfully flew a plane for around two hours with one of its engines modified to run on a mixture of jatropha-derived biofuel and Jet A, over the Christmas break. I’ve written about it before, and this piece details that and gives some details of other recent biofuel tests. 

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The good, the bad, the ugly 2008/2009

The best piece of work on Biofuels 2008? For me that was the The Gallagher Review of the indirect effects of biofuels production. If you’re a serious player in this market, you should read that report. Worst technology to make biofuels: Fermentation from corn. It reduces the size of the corn crop, creates carbon dioxide […]

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Life on Myanmar’s biofuels plantation

Tidied upLife on a Myanmar biofuels plantation is explored and found to be pretty rosy in this article from Singapore’s Straights Times. Well it would be, its the Straights Times and its a Singaporean investment. Didn’t look around at any others though… Didn’t explain whether the companies gained the land on the basis of prior […]

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Air New Zeland to fly bifouel

This release came in overnight from my colleagues in the US. It takes us further with the Air New Zealand/Rolls Royce biofuels trials. It is notable because it will be using Jatropha derived biofuel. The fuel will be mixed 50:50 with conventional Jet. It is part of Honewell’s research in this area, which I’ve mentioned […]

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African Jatropha plantations.

The author of this article in All Africa.com is pretty much anti anything to do with big oil and biofuels from food crops. But if you can make it half way through page two there’s a run down on who’s growing Jatropha and where in East Africa. 

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Rolls Royce trials Jatropha biofuel in Derby

Rolls Royce is trialling Jatropha biofuel at its test beds in Derby, in the Midlands of England, the engine maker is working with Air New Zealand which is planning to fly a Boeing from Aukland using the fuel in one engine in December. As someone who went to sleep and woke up to the rumble […]

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