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Insect-repelling Compounds Discovered In Jatropha
2012-11-05 13:54:00

U.S. Department of Agriculture A tip about a folk remedy plant used in India and Africa to ward off bugs has led to the discovery of insect-repelling compounds. U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) scientists have identified components of Jatropha curcas seed oil that are responsible for mosquito repellency. Researchers at the Agricultural Research Service (ARS) Natural Products Utilization Research Unit (NPURU) in Oxford, Miss., often find effective plant-derived compounds to deter...

2012-09-24 21:27:24

First tops, then flops. That is one way of summing up the history of biofuels so far. A new study led by Empa gives an up-to-date picture of the ecobalance of various biofuels and their production processes. Only a few are overall more environmentally friendly than petrol. In recent years, the demand for supposedly environmentally friendly biofuels has increased significantly worldwide; on the one hand, this has resulted in the increased cultivation of so-called energy plants and, on the...

2011-08-09 05:00:00

SAN DIEGO, Aug. 9, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Bharat Renewable Energy Ltd (BREL), a joint-venture of Bharat Petroleum, India's second largest petroleum company, has initiated a program with SG Biofuels (SGB) to develop and deploy elite hybrids of Jatropha for the production of biodiesel in India. The program's first phase includes a crop development effort to produce high performing hybrid varieties of Jatropha adapted to unique growing conditions across the country. Additional phases include...

2011-07-28 00:01:00

The 4th Global Jatropha Hi-tech Integrated Nonfood Biodiesel Farming & Technology Training Programme is being held September 14-18, 2011 at Jaipur, India. Jaipur, India (PRWEB) July 28, 2011 The 4th Global Jatropha Hi-tech Integrated Nonfood Biodiesel Farming & Technology Training Programme is being held September 14-18, 2011 at Jaipur, India. A 5 day 'one stop shop' assemble of the various nonfood biofuel feedstocks value chain, with featured discussions of new feedstocks and how...

2011-06-28 00:00:31

CJP is ready to discuss and demonstrate the Jatropha Journey from Soil to Space at beautiful down town Jaipur India from September 14 -18, 2011 in 4th Global JatrophaWorld 2011 promising to have something for everyone interested in developing, growing and utilizing nonfood feedstock for the production of biodiesel. Jaipur, India (PRWEB) June 27, 2011 The Center For Jatropha Promotion & Biodiesel (CJP) has designed & dedicated the 4th Global Jatropha Hi-tech Integrated Nonfood...

2011-06-21 10:05:00

Small Businesses Worldwide would Greatly Benefit from a Significant Reduction in Fuel Cost DALLAS, June 21, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Small Business Travelers Alliance (ASBTA) serves America's 27 million small companies by working to improve service, reduce costs and maintain safety and comfort in air travel. "Public and private sector experts agree that small business success in creating jobs despite critical economic challenges is an essential factor in stabilizing...

2011-05-16 05:00:00

SAN DIEGO, May 16, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- SG Biofuels, a bioenergy crop company using breeding and biotechnology to develop elite hybrid seeds of Jatropha, today announced it has signed customers for the deployment of 250,000 acres of Jatropha using its JMax(TM) hybrid seeds. Jatropha is a non-edible energy crop that produces large volumes of sustainable plant oil used for biodiesel, bio jet fuel and specialty chemicals. The JMax(TM) hybrid seeds on average provide double the yield of...


Word of the Day
endocarp
  • The hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed.
This word comes from the Greek 'endon,' in, within, plus the Greek 'kardia,' heart.
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