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D1 Partners with Indian Biotech for Jatropha Plants

18 July 2005

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Jatropha Seedlings in Labland Nursery

An Indian biotech firm is producing some 100 million tissue culture-derived Jatropha curcas plants to be used in D1 Oils’ (earlier post) global biodiesel plantations.

D1’s strategy calls for the distributed production of biodiesel using small refineries, about the size of a large shipping container, which can be used in remote sites to process jatropha oil into biodiesel.

They have selected the best yielding varieties, the best yielding lines of jatropha. Now what they want is billions and billions to be promoted everywhere. They want this in Philippines, they want it in Indonesia, in Saudi Arabia, in Malaysia, India, Africa. But where is the planting material? They have selected clones, best yielding, so that is possible only through the application of tissue culture. So for that purpose they have approached us.

—Sudheer Shetty, Managing Director of Labland Biotech  (ANI)

Labland performed the tissue culture cloning of jatropha without any direct genetic engineering—removing potential objections to deployment in countries that might have concerns with genetically modified organisms (GMO).

Currently, the jatropha plants are projected to yield about 1,000 barrels of oil per year per square mile under cultivation.

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> 1000 barrels oil/sq. mile.

That's low productivity equating to 86 gallons of oil per acre per year. Soybean is a coupla times better. Algae, if the they can ever figure that out is 10000-15000 gallons per aquacultured acre per year. Someone's *got* to figure out the algae trick! Preferably with funding from our currently redneck gov't.

-mt

In India, Bio-diesel price has gone from Rs 78 per litre to Rs 24 a litre below regular diesel's price.
and Jathropa have gone Rs 30 a kilo to Rs 5 a kilo.
It can be grown on semi-arid land. In fact Saudi Arabia is trying
to grow it

So it is already paying off. I don't see Soya prices falling.

Thanks for the price quotes on Jathropa (also known as castor) oil.

I see it sold here at high prices (US $15-30 per gallon) in the "botanicals" market.

castor-bean and Jathropa are in the same family. but they
are two distinct plants.

Ricin comes from castor-bean, I doubt US government would
want it be actively harvested in America.

Dear Friends,

Our office the Federation of Multi-Sectoral Alliance for Development-Negros, Philippines is working with small farmers in rural areas. Upon reading your acticles about Jathropa we found it very relevant to our efforts of helping the farmers develop their respective farms. Thus if you are looking for partners in the Philippines we are very willing to become one.

Reynic S. Alo
Executive Director
MUAD-Negros
Farmers Marketing Center
Circumferential Road, Alijis, Bacolod City 6100, Philippines

Dear Sir,
I want to establish a plant for makinf biodiesel in central india. Pls. provide me details for machinery purchase & technical assistance.

Dear Sir,

I want to establish a plant for making biodiesel in central India. Please provide me details for machinery purchase & with technical details.

Dear sir,
We have vast land at our native place in maharashtra raigad district.I want to explore the opportunities in jathropa/jojoba plantations & also in producing
bio-diesel.

Good Day,

I've read your article about Jatropha Curcas as source of biodiesel. Here in Central Luzon in the Philippines especially in Pampanga area where Lahar barren lands are found due to the Mt. Pinatubo eruption, Jatropha Curcas or Physic nut are found here abundantly. Iam very interested in acquiring some high yielding Jatropha Curcas variety to be tested here in our place. We want again to make our Province once again productive through this kind of projects that small farmers or developing countries can benefit. Do you have any Agency here in the Philippines I could contact so that I could inquire about this project. Our company is a research and development company on plants especially fruits. We are looking ways to augment the incomes of small farmers here in our region because of poverty. Our province or region is very strategically lovated near Subic Bay port and Manila Port area. Our province is 45 minutes to 1 hour away of Manila, the capital of Philippines. Also Our province is the home of Clark Air Base soon to be International airport. Our province is surrounded by Agricultural lands like Tarlac, Zambales, Bataan, Bulaca, and Aurora. Iam posting this not for self interest but to regain back that was lost from our province. We hope we could here from you. Thank you and Godbless

We are a RE company based in Ecuador, South America. We are really interested in promoting the use of vegetable oil / biodiesel for transport, ans see that jathropa could provide some relief to a poor and depressed area of the country. I would like to know what experiencies are there in the world regarding jathropa projects with a social view. Companies that manufacture jathropa plants for oil extrantion. The oil production per hectare of jathropa how it is compared to palm oil?

Santiago Sanchez
EnerPro Ltda.
Quito, Ecuador

i wish to know bout the cultivation process as well the procurement of jatropa seeds( if marketed) or the plants . The cost dynamics involved and wish to meet some one really aware of the cultivation and extraction process. 0-9312958891.

I would like to know how to process jatropa seeds to oil.

Well,I was in Medan,Sumatra,Indonesia want to know the cultivation the high yield J.Curcas. We aslo have few variety of the J.Curcas.But we just start to plant and lets see next 6 month to see the progress.

I also need to know,how much the difficulties on extracting or producing process into bio diesel.As well as the machinery needed.

For your info, we have a lot of abundant land ex forestry and we also known as the widest palm oil plantation.

Last but not least,I need to know further the comparison of J.Curcas Vs Palm oil, from business aspect to the productivity per Hectares convert to bio diesel.

Thanks in advance for your kind attention.
Regards,
Barry Basuki

Dear Sir
Your site makes for good reading and has lots info .I am a director of a companye called Marli investments Zambia .We have been planting and promoting jatropha in zambia (southern africa) for two years now as a poverty elevation come reforestation program .We got about 4000 hectars standing, problem fruit bearing trees only suply us with fruit once a year and we are planning to plant 150,000 hectars over 6 years small trees only bear after 3 years . We are curently looking into micro propication have you got any advice for us (hormones used ect) we have got good material avalibel and are planning to hand over the micro propication plant to the univercity of zambia once we have reach our target.we are all so in the market for a bio diesel plant that can handel 150 000 hectars.
yours sincerly
jb du plooy
zambia

Hello ,

I am planning to invest 35 Cr to setup a bio-diesel Refining plant with capacity of 100000 Lts per day.
i also want to purchase the saplings of of proven hybrid variety to distribute it in my area farmers, if any one has please contact 09815480360. We already started with one variety with claimed to have more then 5 Kgs but so far not good results. We can meet anywhere in INDIA and abroad on Invitation

Dear Sir,

I want to setup a Boi diesel plant in North India so you are requested to provide the information regarding Technical know-how ,details of plant & machinery.

Regards

Vasu Dev Agarwal

Ho.no 432,Sector-7
Urban Estate,
Gurgaon-122001
Haryana
India
Ph-91-124-2326950

i would like to know how to process jatropha seeds to oil

To Whom it may concern,

I am interested to find out more about investments in projects aimed at spreading the growth of the Jathropa plant in regional economies. For your financial proposals and development projects, I would be interested in aiding the process.

Thank you.

Dear sir,
We have vast land at our native place in karnataka chikmagalure district.I want to explore the opportunities in jathropa/jojoba plantations & also in producing bio-diesel.so please send details to [email protected]
mobile no: 9886424311.
shreekanth

Hi, there. I am Indonesian and atrract to jatropa oil for fuel. Can you send the detail how producing this oil ??
Please send me at [email protected] or [email protected]

Adolf

sir,

iam interested to setup a biodiesel plant in SOUTH INDIA .PLEASE SEND ME THE DETAILS.

REGARDS

HARIKISHAN. MANDALAPU

Dear Sir
With the price of diesel going up every day. Im becoming more interested on how to produce my own biodiesel fuel and perhaps do some private commercialization in the near future. Im in Cagayan de oro city, Philippines and we also have vast tract of undeveloped lands.Please tell me how I could order tissue cultured jatropa and how I can make my own biodiesel.

Hi, I am part of Rural Infrastructure Finance team of ICICI Bank in India. We are interested in funding integrated cultivation cum biodiesel production projects in India subject to our due diligence. We solicit project proposals from interested parties. Further information can be sought at my mail id [email protected]

Greetings!

I am Amelia C. Garciano of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) Region 10, Cagayan de Oro City Philippines. I worked as project coordinator for livelihood projects to peoples organizations especially in our community-based forestal degraded areas. I am interested in having this jathropa to be one of our livelihood projects. I have initially made project proposal for this purpose please me explore the opportunities in jathropa/jojoba plantations so please send details to [email protected]

Greetings!

I am Amelia C. Garciano of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) Region 10, Cagayan de Oro City Philippines. I worked as project coordinator for livelihood projects to peoples organizations especially in our community-based forestal degraded areas. I am interested in having this jathropa to be one of our livelihood projects. I have initially made project proposal for this purpose please help me explore the opportunities in jathropa/jojoba plantations so please send details to [email protected]


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