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Monday, August 26, 2013
Agreement to Boost Jatropha Growth in Ghana
GHANA - Ghana-based Smart Oil, active in the production of renewable energy from jatropha curcas and subsidiary of Italian company Smart Oil 2, has signed a license and services agreement with...
Friday, May 31, 2013
Jatropha is Base for Sustainable Biodiesel Advance
US - Alternative Fuels Americas (AFA) has completed research trials targeting jatropha trees as a feedstock source for sustainable biodiesel....
Friday, April 05, 2013
Bio-based Polymers Production will Triple by 2020
GLOBAL - New study finds that bio-based polymers production capacity will triple from 3.5 million tonnes in 2011 to nearly 12 million tonnes in 2020....
Monday, March 11, 2013
Jatropha Plantations to Increase in West Africa
AFRICA - Jatropha developer Joil has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to develop plantations in West Africa with Agritech Faso....
Tuesday, January 29, 2013
Jatropha Research In Brazil for Biofuels
BRAZIL - Energy crop company SG Biofuels (SGB) is to work with two Brazilian companies to advance the development of jatropha as a next generation crop....
Wednesday, January 09, 2013
Jatropha Key to Increase Cuba's Biodiesel Output
CUBA - Experts in Cuba expect an increase in biodiesel production from Jatropha as the country looks to move forwards without impacting on food crops grown for human and animal consumption....
Wednesday, July 25, 2012
Cuba Ramps Up Jatropha Interest
CUBA - A biodiesel plant in Cuba is turning seeds from the so-called "bellyache bush" into a green energy source. ...
Tuesday, May 08, 2012
Jatenergy Commercialises Jatropha Seeds IP
AUSTRALIA - Australian energy company Jatenergy has sold the first of its high-yielding jatropha seeds from its specialist oil seed plant breeding programme in Phnom Penh, Cambodia....
Thursday, April 26, 2012
Nigerian Government Urged to Invest in Jatropha
NIGERIA - The Managing Director of Green Technologies, Mr Temitope Olagija, has urged governments at all levels to invest in Jatropha plant to empower Nigerians economically. ...
Friday, March 30, 2012
Italian Company Receives €900k for Biofuels
ITALY - Italy-based Agroils Technologies has received investment funds of €900,000 from X-Capital. The company plans to develop technology to produce biofuel, protein biomass for animal feed...
Wednesday, March 14, 2012
Oil Prices Climb, WBM Opens Debates on Aviation
THE NETHERLANDS - As the climbing price of oil puts more urgency on the development of new global energy sources, delegates at the World Biofuels Markets Congress & Exhibition 2012, Rotterdam,...
Monday, March 12, 2012
JOil's Indian Jatropha Yield Success
INDIA - JOil (S) Pte. Ltd., a scientific bioenergy crop developer of a new generation of jatropha, has achieved first-year yields in its India field trials of more than two tonnes of seeds per...
Tuesday, February 21, 2012
EU Steps up to Renewable Commitment
New EU strategies intended to shift the European economy towards greater and more sustainable use of renewable resources have been welcomed by the industry, writes TheBioenergySite Editor, Gemma...
Wednesday, February 15, 2012
Aviation Biofuels: Potential to be Competitive by 2020
GLOBAL - New research suggests that if production efficiency continues to improve, the cost of some biofuels could be similar to that of conventional jet fuel by 2018....
Thursday, January 19, 2012
SG Biofuels Raise $17M for Jatropha Development
US - Bioenergy crop company SG Biofuels has closed a $17 million (€13 million) round of fundraising to go towards further developments of its hybrid jatropha seeds which can be used for biodiesel...
Wednesday, November 23, 2011
Studies on Biofuel Use of Jatropha to Continue
PHILIPPINES - The Energy Department (DoE) is still keen on exploring use of jatropha for biodiesel, despite the shift in research focus of government’s Philippine National Oil Co.-Alternative...
Friday, November 04, 2011
£6M Plant to Produce Green Electricity
UK - A trail-blazing £6million green scheme is being lined up for a north Northumberland industrial estate, which could see a newly-built renewable energy plant fed by a relocated sawmill....
Thursday, November 03, 2011
Jatropha Biodiesel, “One of Best Alternatives”
COSTA RICA - Jatropha oil is one of the best alternatives for America. This was the conclusion of the videoconference “Presentation of the Jatropha curcas L. network for investigation, development,...
Friday, October 28, 2011
China Prepares For Biofuel Demonstration Flight
CHINA - China will be next to conduct a biofuel demonstration flight, with an Air China Boeing 747-700 expected to fly by the end of November on a blend of conventional and hydrotreated renewable...
Wednesday, October 26, 2011
Rising Food Prices Affect Biofuel Projects
GLOBAL - Rising global food prices have nothing to do with use of crops such as corn, soybean, sugarcane and others in the manufacturing of biofuels to run machines....
Mission NewEnergy Receives ISCC
INDIA - Sustainable biofuels producer Mission NewEnergy has been awarded International Sustainability and Carbon Certification (ISCC) for its jatropha contract farming model....
Friday, September 16, 2011
Uttarakhand to Replicate Kiwi Biofuel Experiment
INDIA - Ruchi Soya, an oilseed company, with a Rs 13,000-crore turnover, wants to replicate the experiment done by New Zealand — of using biodiesel as an alternative green fuel from Jatropha...
Wednesday, September 14, 2011
SG Biofuels in Jatropha for Bio Jet Fuel Project
BRAZIL - SG Biofuels (SGB) has teamed with JETBIO, leader of a multi-stakeholder initiative including Airbus, the Inter-American Development Bank, Bioventures Brasil, Rio Pardo Bioenergia, Air...
Tuesday, September 13, 2011
Lufthansa to use Jatenergy's Jatropha Oil in Trial
GERMANY - German airline Lufthansa has acquired jatropha oil from Jatenergy for use as bio-jet fuel in its trial of renewable jet fuel, which will be piloted in regular flights between Hamburg...
Mozambique's Biofuels Projects Could Save $682M
MOZAMBIQUE - In Mozambique, it is thought that more than $100 million (€73.5 million) has been invested in over 30 biofuel projects, which are currently being developed....
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