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D1 chairman talks about biofuels in Australia

Lord Ron Oxborough, who I met briefly at the House of Parliament the other day, was in Australia on Tuesday talking about biofuels. You can listen to Ron Oxborough (from 13 minutes into the broadcast) from ABC. He gets to answer questions about food, sustainability and a number of other topics. How the firm’s plantations […]

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Small scale Jatropha cultivation

Small scale Jatropha cultivation over on Advantures in Sustainability. The wonder plant is cold resistant.

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All Party parliamentary group on renewable transport fuels

The highlight of my professional day will be sloping off to the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Renewable Transport Fuels this afternoon to listen to D-1 talk about Jatropha. There’ll be a report on today’s proceedings on ICISnews and I’ll get a less formal blog off about it too. There might even be something for the […]

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Jatropha: is it really a crop?

I thought that I’d take a look at Jatropha to see what all the interest from companies like D1 and BP is about. One thing that I’ve been wondering about is how much like a cropping plant, such as apples, wheat, rice or soya is it. One of the characteristics of these plants is that […]

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BP and D1 oils in Jatropha venture

BP and D1 oils have agreed to form a joint biodiesel venture. Over the next five years the 50/50 joint venture D1-BP Fuel Crops plans to invest around $160m (€119m) on planting over 1m hectares of the oilseed bearing plant, BP said, according to a report on ICIS news. (Disclosure: I work for ICIS, About […]

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Helping the poor help the rich (and themselves)

Helping the poor help the rich (and themselves) has got to be one of the better things to be doing in life. Now this rugged philanthropy has entered the world of biofuels. Over On Biopact, they’re writing about the International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics‘ plan to help farmers in those regions, mostly […]

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Flavoured biofuels

In the light of Tyson’s proposed entry into biofuels, and Tyson’s interest in Chicken, Pork and Beef which ‘flavour’ of exhaust gas would you prefer from your Tyson-Brand biofuel? a) Southern fried Chicken b) BBQ Beef c) Roast Pork and as a vegetarian option d) Juicy Jatropha e) Silky Soy f) Creamy Canola please vote […]

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