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China Planning Massive Jatropha Planting For Biodiesel

7 February 2007

China plans to plant 13 million hectares—an area the size of England—with jatropha trees for biodiesel, according to the State Forestry Administration (SFA).

Jatropha is currently grown on around 2 million hectares across the country. The 13-million-hectare forest mostly spread over southern China is expected eventually to produce nearly 6 million tons (1.8 billion gallons US) of biodiesel every year.

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sounds like a waste of land, can you imagine the resources needed to till, plant, harvest, crush and produce a fuel that is hydrophillic with varying quality levels. Basically paying a premium price for a fuel that just cant cut it right now.
There has to be a better way.


"Jatropha is seen by many to be the perfect biodiesel crop. It can be grown in very poor soils actually generating top soil as it goes, is drought and pest resilient, and it has seeds with up to 40% oil content.

- Jatropha grows well on low fertility soils however increased yields can be obtained using a fertilizer containing small amounts of magnesium, sulphur, and calcium.
- Jatropha can be intercropped with many cash crops such as coffee, sugar, fruits and vegetables with the Jatropha offering both fertilizer and protection against livestock.
- Jatropha needs at least 600mm of rain annually to thrive however it can survive three years of drought by dropping its leaves.
- Jatropha is excellent at preventing soil erosion, and the leaves it drops act as a wonderful soil enriching mulch."

http://www.reuk.co.uk/Jatropha-for-Biodiesel-Figures.htm

The excert omitted several key pieces of information:
1.The Jatropha trees will also provide wood for CHP or Electricity:
"The jatropha trees can also provide wood fuel for a power plant with an installed capacity of 12 million kilowatts. This amount of bio-energy will account for 30 percent of the country's renewable energy by 2010."

2.China has a serious problem regarding deforestation which the SFA is addressing:
Cao Qingyao, spokesman for the SFA, said: "This plan will not only help the country enlarge its green coverage (currently at about 130 million hectares) but also meet increasing demand for energy."

"Yesterday the State Forestry Administration (SFA) stopped Indonesia's Asia Pulp & Paper Co (APP) from buying 58 percent of a state-owned timber company in Hainan Province and pulled up several local governments for being involved in timber related rackets.

Such schemes, 10 of which are considered major, are depleting the country's forest cover and damaging the environment, said the SFA.

3. Biofuel crops will not replace food crops:
"We have a principle with regard to biofuel: it should neither be at the cost of foodgrains for people's consumption nor should it compete with grain crops for cultivated land," Yang Jian, director of the ministry's development planning department, told China Daily.

Yang made it clear that his ministry did not support using corn, or any other grain crops, as raw material to produce biofuel.

"There is a growing demand for corn, especially for feeding livestock," he said.

"In addition to being used as food, 72 per cent of China's corn yield is used in animal feed; if the crop is used for other purposes, the sector will be affected", he said.

"But since biofuel can help raise farmers' income and quench the thirst for cleaner energy, the ministry encourages them to grow sorghum, cassava and other non-grain crops on slopes and patches that are unfit for grain production", he said.

Jatropha grows in a warm climate, so the trees will be planted in Southern China.
That raises the option of using the pure plant oil rather than converting to Methyl Ester or Ethyl Ester Biodiesel. The plant oil would cost less.

There's a company in England called D1 Oils that has even developed a pertnership with Saudi Arabia to grow jatropha in their desert with sewage wastewater used for irrigation. This is a good thing and I don't know why somebody doesn't do it here in the desert southwest.

http://www.d1plc.com/news.php

Is there enough rain in the poppy growing regions of Afghanistan for Jatropha? My understanding is that the soil there isn't much good for anything but poppies.

Jatropha? Why not exploit native "Chinese Tallow" trees? The can produce ~500 gallons (vs 175-200 ga/acre jatropha) of edible oil /acre.

It will be no more a forest than a wheat field is a prairie. It will be a plantation.

Even so, props to China.

Rick, The US doesn't have similar projects presumably b/c of labor costs and energy costs associated with our style of farming. It'd be interesting to have a closer look at the total system costs and values, though.

Shaun,
I suspect in a few years the desert wil be home to the biggest and most productive algae farms anyway. This is the area that I'm most focused on anyway. I've also been wondering about the profitability of harvesting all those "algae blooms" that we read about off the coast of metro areas.

Dear Customer,
We are Dealer's of Crude Oil of Nigerian Origin,Our company name is ZENITH OILS PLC, and
presently, we have well over 100 million barrels ready for LIFTING from any of the Oil Terminals.
ZENITH OILS PLC Registered under the Nigerian Co-operate affairs commission. BestOption is a
technology driven,One of the biggest oil producing company. customer focused company engaged
production and export of biodiesel and Oil.
From plantation and contract farming to export of Jatropha plant seeds, oil and other oil seed
and oil (for extractionof fuel) and project management (from concept to completion), we have in
depth understanding of all the related activities. We have spent many years in screening out high
yielding .Germplasm of Jatropha curcas and other oil. We are making biodiesel at our plant based
in Nigeria. You can source following items from Best Option.
Sesame Oil
Corn Oil Rapeseed Oil
Canola Oil Vegetable oil Used Vegetable Oil Soyabean Oil Sunflower oil Jatropha Oil Palm Oil
Crude Palm Oil Cooking Oil Used Cooking Oil Grapeseed Oil Virgin coconut Oil Biodiesel
Castor Oil Kapop Seed Oil Jojoba Oil
We can also involve in research activities with your organization. We have developed a Knowledge
network on Oil and Biodiesel. T his is our new price for in the year 2007 since our production
has increased. We can supply you this oil in good quality, as you know 1 Metric Ton contains 1000
litres. Our Oil are European and American Standard with Nigerian Origin.We can supply you in
small and large quantities. Our delivery estimated time is 2 weeks..and we can package oil
according to
WE ARE THE PRODUCER
Quantity: Minimum order - 4 MT per shipment
WE OFFER FREE SAMPLES BUT YOU ARE ONLY GOING TO PAY FOR FREIGTH TO YOUR DOORSTEP
Maximum order - 25,000 MT per shipment
Date of First Delivery: By agreement in Contract
Delivery Method: Bulk by vessel, ship to tank ETC
DELIVERY TIME ......3 TO 5 WEEKS
EXPRESS SERVICE BY AIR
SAMPLES DELIVERY TIME ......WITHIN 48 HOURS
Packing: IN CUSTOMER PREFFERED METHOD
Price:$250 USD per Metric Ton,
Payment:L/C, T/T ( Bank Transfer ), WIRE TRANSFER
Inspection: The quality and Quantity of Goods will be confirmed for
each shipment on a certificate issued by the SGS at discharge port at buyers account which shall
be binding on both parties in all respects
customers prefared packing. Please contact us for more details :
[email protected]
Contact : +234-80-39359960
WE SELL PER METRIC TON(MT)
Vegetable Oil for .....................................USD220 PerMT
Sessame Oil for .......................................USD220 PerMT
Corn Oil for ..........................................USD220 PerMT
Vegetable oil for .....................................USD220 PerMT
Soya bean Oil for .....................................USD250 PerMT
Jatropha Oil for ......................................USD250 PerMT
Palm Oil,crude palm oil,
RBD PalmOil for .......................................USD220 PerMT
Palm Oil for ..........................................USD220 PerMT
Cooking Oil for .......................................USD200 PerMT
Biodiesel for .........................................USD500 PerMT
Castor Oil for ........................................USD240 PerMT
Grape seed Oil for ....................................USD240 PerMT
Jojoba Oil for ........................................USD220 PerMT
Crude Palm Oil for ....................................USD220 PerMT
Palm, RBD Olein for ...................................USD220 PerMT
sunflower oil for......................................USD230 PerMT
Palm Stearin Organic for ..............................USD220 PerMT
Virgin coconut Oil for ................................USD240 PerMT
Kapop Seed Oil for ....................................USD200 PerMT
Rapeseed Oil for ......................................USD270 PerMT
safflower Oil for .....................................USD200 PerMT
Snake Oil for..........................................USD20 0 PerMT
Below are some of our product listed.
acai oil
almond oil
amaranth oil
apricot oil
argan oil
avocado Oil
babassu oil
basil oil
bergamot oil
biodiesel
black currant seed oil
black seed oil
borage oil
brazil nut oil
buchu oil
camellia oil
camomile oil
canola oil / rapeseed oil
carob pod oil
carrot seed oil
cashew oil
castor oil
cinnamon oil
clove oil
cocoa butter
coconut oil
coriander seed oil
corn oil
cottonseed oil
cranberry seed oil
cumaru - tonka bean oil
cumin seed oil
dill seed oil
eucalyptus oil
evening primrose
fennel seed oil
fenugreek oil
flax seed oil
geranium oil
ginger oil
gound nut oil
grape seed oil
grapefruit oil
hazelnut oil
hemp oil
jatropha oil
jojoba oil
juniper berry oil
kapok seed oil
lavender oil
lemon grass oil
lemon oil
linoleic acid
linseed oil
lysine
macadamian nut oil
melissa oil
mint oil
moringa oil
mugwort Oil
mustard oil
myrrh oil
neem oil
nutmeg oil
olive oil
olive oil - virgin
olive oil - extra virgin
olive oil - lampante
olive oil - pomace
olive oil - refined
orange oil
oregano oil
other
palm kernel oil
palm oil
palm oil - crude
palm oil - organic
palm stearin
palm stearin - organic
palm, RBD olein
palmarosa oil
patchouli oil
pecan oil
penny royal oil
peppermint oil
perilla seed oil
pine seed oil
pistachio
pomegranate Seed Oil
poppy seed oil
prune kernal oil
pumpkin seed
red pepper oil
rice bran oil
rose hip oil
rose oil
rosemary oil
rosewood
safflower oil
sage oil
sandalwood oil
savory oil
sesame oil
shea butter
soya bean oil
star anise oil
sunflower oil
tarragon oil
tea seed oil
tea tree oil
thyme oil
truffle oil
tung oil
vegetable oil
vegetable oil - used
walnut oil
wheat germ oil
For more enquiries mail : [email protected]
Contact : +234-80-39359960

Dear Customer,
We are Dealer's of Crude Oil of Nigerian Origin,Our company name is ZENITH OILS PLC, and
presently, we have well over 100 million barrels ready for LIFTING from any of the Oil Terminals.
ZENITH OILS PLC Registered under the Nigerian Co-operate affairs commission. BestOption is a
technology driven,One of the biggest oil producing company. customer focused company engaged
production and export of biodiesel and Oil.
From plantation and contract farming to export of Jatropha plant seeds, oil and other oil seed
and oil (for extractionof fuel) and project management (from concept to completion), we have in
depth understanding of all the related activities. We have spent many years in screening out high
yielding .Germplasm of Jatropha curcas and other oil. We are making biodiesel at our plant based
in Nigeria. You can source following items from Best Option.
Sesame Oil
Corn Oil Rapeseed Oil
Canola Oil Vegetable oil Used Vegetable Oil Soyabean Oil Sunflower oil Jatropha Oil Palm Oil
Crude Palm Oil Cooking Oil Used Cooking Oil Grapeseed Oil Virgin coconut Oil Biodiesel
Castor Oil Kapop Seed Oil Jojoba Oil
We can also involve in research activities with your organization. We have developed a Knowledge
network on Oil and Biodiesel. T his is our new price for in the year 2007 since our production
has increased. We can supply you this oil in good quality, as you know 1 Metric Ton contains 1000
litres. Our Oil are European and American Standard with Nigerian Origin.We can supply you in
small and large quantities. Our delivery estimated time is 2 weeks..and we can package oil
according to
WE ARE THE PRODUCER
Quantity: Minimum order - 4 MT per shipment
WE OFFER FREE SAMPLES BUT YOU ARE ONLY GOING TO PAY FOR FREIGTH TO YOUR DOORSTEP
Maximum order - 25,000 MT per shipment
Date of First Delivery: By agreement in Contract
Delivery Method: Bulk by vessel, ship to tank ETC
DELIVERY TIME ......3 TO 5 WEEKS
EXPRESS SERVICE BY AIR
SAMPLES DELIVERY TIME ......WITHIN 48 HOURS
Packing: IN CUSTOMER PREFFERED METHOD
Price:$250 USD per Metric Ton,
Payment:L/C, T/T ( Bank Transfer ), WIRE TRANSFER
Inspection: The quality and Quantity of Goods will be confirmed for
each shipment on a certificate issued by the SGS at discharge port at buyers account which shall
be binding on both parties in all respects
customers prefared packing. Please contact us for more details :
[email protected]
Contact : +234-80-39359960
WE SELL PER METRIC TON(MT)
Vegetable Oil for .....................................USD220 PerMT
Sessame Oil for .......................................USD220 PerMT
Corn Oil for ..........................................USD220 PerMT
Vegetable oil for .....................................USD220 PerMT
Soya bean Oil for .....................................USD250 PerMT
Jatropha Oil for ......................................USD250 PerMT
Palm Oil,crude palm oil,
RBD PalmOil for .......................................USD220 PerMT
Palm Oil for ..........................................USD220 PerMT
Cooking Oil for .......................................USD200 PerMT
Biodiesel for .........................................USD500 PerMT
Castor Oil for ........................................USD240 PerMT
Grape seed Oil for ....................................USD240 PerMT
Jojoba Oil for ........................................USD220 PerMT
Crude Palm Oil for ....................................USD220 PerMT
Palm, RBD Olein for ...................................USD220 PerMT
sunflower oil for......................................USD230 PerMT
Palm Stearin Organic for ..............................USD220 PerMT
Virgin coconut Oil for ................................USD240 PerMT
Kapop Seed Oil for ....................................USD200 PerMT
Rapeseed Oil for ......................................USD270 PerMT
safflower Oil for .....................................USD200 PerMT
Snake Oil for..........................................USD20 0 PerMT
Below are some of our product listed.
acai oil
almond oil
amaranth oil
apricot oil
argan oil
avocado Oil
babassu oil
basil oil
bergamot oil
biodiesel
black currant seed oil
black seed oil
borage oil
brazil nut oil
buchu oil
camellia oil
camomile oil
canola oil / rapeseed oil
carob pod oil
carrot seed oil
cashew oil
castor oil
cinnamon oil
clove oil
cocoa butter
coconut oil
coriander seed oil
corn oil
cottonseed oil
cranberry seed oil
cumaru - tonka bean oil
cumin seed oil
dill seed oil
eucalyptus oil
evening primrose
fennel seed oil
fenugreek oil
flax seed oil
geranium oil
ginger oil
gound nut oil
grape seed oil
grapefruit oil
hazelnut oil
hemp oil
jatropha oil
jojoba oil
juniper berry oil
kapok seed oil
lavender oil
lemon grass oil
lemon oil
linoleic acid
linseed oil
lysine
macadamian nut oil
melissa oil
mint oil
moringa oil
mugwort Oil
mustard oil
myrrh oil
neem oil
nutmeg oil
olive oil
olive oil - virgin
olive oil - extra virgin
olive oil - lampante
olive oil - pomace
olive oil - refined
orange oil
oregano oil
other
palm kernel oil
palm oil
palm oil - crude
palm oil - organic
palm stearin
palm stearin - organic
palm, RBD olein
palmarosa oil
patchouli oil
pecan oil
penny royal oil
peppermint oil
perilla seed oil
pine seed oil
pistachio
pomegranate Seed Oil
poppy seed oil
prune kernal oil
pumpkin seed
red pepper oil
rice bran oil
rose hip oil
rose oil
rosemary oil
rosewood
safflower oil
sage oil
sandalwood oil
savory oil
sesame oil
shea butter
soya bean oil
star anise oil
sunflower oil
tarragon oil
tea seed oil
tea tree oil
thyme oil
truffle oil
tung oil
vegetable oil
vegetable oil - used
walnut oil
wheat germ oil
For more enquiries mail : [email protected]
Contact : +234-80-39359960

I want to supply your company with jatropha seeds from Nigeria.If interested give me feed back.

we wish to import jatropha curcas seed for oil extraction. Pl.quote your C&F price karachi/Pakistan

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