At least one company in the world is proud enough to announce that their Jatropha production is successful.
Niqel (Jatropha production and oil manufacturing) in Mozambique operates the first industrial, fully mechanised, Jatropha oil mill in the world. The brand new factory is located on a 3 hectare plot in the center of the Niqel Jatropha estate. The incoming Jatropha fruits are turned into Jatropha bio-oil, green energy, Jatropha protein meal, organic pellets and organic fertilizer. The technology for the oil winning process was developed in the Netherlands. (Biodiesel Amsterdam) The Jatropha bio-oil presents a very promising alternative to diesel oil since it is renewable and has similar properties to the diesel. It can be used in conventional diesel engines without any engine modification, using a blend of 25% Jatropha bio-oil and 75% diesel.
India does not give up on Jatropha.
Indian company to produce aviation fuel (Jet A-1)
from Jatropha & other tree born oilseed crops.
Read more here
Finally. As already many times proclaimed on this site , now the FAO admits that he Food versus Fuel discussion is a waste of energy (sic!)
The FAO head argued for a more pragmatic approach to the issue.
"We need to move from the food versus fuel debate to a food and fuel debate. There is no question: food comes first," he said, adding: "But biofuels should not be simply seen as a threat or as a magical solution. Like anything else, they can do good or bad."
Evidence shows that when developed responsibly, sustainable biofuel production systems can offer an additional source of income for poor farmers.
Read the whole article here.
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March 27/ 2014
Agroils' revolutionary technology allows the contemporary production of high quality biobased oil (DIN EN V51605 ready) and protein-rich and sustainable feed ingredients, following a Food AND Fuel approach.
March 15/ 2014
Volume Jatropha grains asked for in Burkino Faso
March 03/ 2014
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