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2013-05-22 08:23:31

HOLLYWOOD, Fla., May 22, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Alternative Fuels Americas, Inc. (AFAI) announced today that it has successfully completed research trials targeting Jatropha trees as a feedstock source for profitably produced, sustainable biodiesel, and is moving to establish above ground oil fields in Central America as a staged entry into a market forecasted to exceed $500 billion by 2019. AFAI operates a 25 acre pilot plantation with 40,000 mature Jatropha trees in Tempate, Costa Rica....

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...

2011-10-28 04:40:00

BEIJING, Oct. 28, 2011 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- Thanks to the successful teamwork by Air China, PetroChina, Boeing and Honeywell UOP, China's first airplane demonstration test using sustainable aviation biofuel was launched in Beijing Capital International Airport on October 28, 2011, based on the energy cooperation between China and the US. During the perfect test flight launch at this airport, the B747-400 passenger plane which is still in service was driven by aviation biofuel, the teamwork...

2011-09-30 14:30:00

NEW YORK, Sept. 30, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Bedford Biofuels is more committed than ever to its mission to be one of the largest biofuel players in the world, and to its humanitarian EMPOWER program - having attended the Clinton Global Initiative annual meeting for the third consecutive year. The 2011 meeting last week focused on generating jobs for the 21st century, sustainable consumption for our planet, and "what works" for girls and women. "Our membership to the CGI is so important to...

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...