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BioDiesel Technologies Launching First Commercial Jatropha Biodiesel Project in Brazil

The CPU 1000 unit.

Brazil’s first commercial jatropha biodiesel project goes into operation this month following the delivery of BioDiesel Technologies’ (BDT) processing unit.

BDT will deliver an additional four processing units to increase the plant's annual capacity to 40,000 tonnes (about 10 million gallons US) by the end of 2007. The President of Brazil, Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, will officially open the plant in September.

The Compact Production Unit (CPU) 1000, which is installed in a 20-foot ISO container, is designed to use oils and fats of vegetable and animal origin, or used edible oils. It produces 1,000 liters of biodiesel per hour (8 million liters per year).

Project operator, Compahnhia Productora de Biodiesel de Tocantins, has formed agreements with local cooperatives and small farmers in the state of Tocantins to supply the biodiesel facility with the required feedstock. This has led to the establishment of 48,000 hectares of jatropha plantation.

The multi-feedstock technology provided by BDT will also allow the use of animal tallow for the manufacture of biodiesel. This could prove to be a significant source of income to the large slaughter-house industry within the Tocantins state, which has more than 6 million head of cattle.

This operation, bringing local agricultural communities into the biofuel production process, is the model upon which future Biodiesel operations in Brazil will be constructed; hence President Lula will show his support for the project in September. Brazil has introduced mandatory blends of 2% by 2008 and 5% by 2013 as well as numerous tax incentives for biodiesel producers that source their feedstock from local communities.

Compahnhia Productora de Biodiesel de Tocantins is examining project sites for a further two projects within the region, taking total regional production to more than 120,000 tons of biodiesel per year.

BDT, a biodiesel equipment manufacturer and project developer based in Austria, has 17 multi-feedstock projects operating in 10 countries worldwide.


Goodbye, rainforest. Hello, long-term desertification.


Hi there anonymous. The Brazilian pro-biodiesel program takes place in the arid North-East of the country. In the desert, that is.

So, welcome jatropha. Welcome long-term land restoration.

Please stop pushing false information. You *can* educate yourself if you want. But it's true, this takes some effort.

atul rode
Selim Nouri

Jatropha curcas has all the quality one can dream about for vegetable oil/biodiesel production. However is its inherent toxicity risk taken into consideration? How is this risk assessed? Should workers wear gloves when handling it? Again there is no silver bullet... but some have bigger caliber for sure.

Jatropha curcas toxicicty on:


Another thing which isn't addressed.
Nitrogen fixation is more of a curse than a blessing.

Daniel Muturi

This is a very positive move towards fighting perrenial poverty, global warming and save on our forests. Please advice on how my comapnay in Kenya can avail the CPU 1000unit and quote for me the price. We have a large plantation in Kenya and would like to process biodiesel oil from Jatropha curcas using this processing Unit. Thank you.

Perla Ma

We need your CPU unit. Pls advice how can we acquire and how much it cost CIF Phils. We have a large plantation and would like to process bio deisel oil from Jatropha curcas. Thank you.

Perla Ma

To have a greener environment and extend employment esp. to farmers.
We need your CPU unit. Pls advice how can we acquire and how much it cost CIF Phils. We have a large plantation and would like to process bio deisel oil from Jatropha curcas. Thank you.

N.K. Samdariya

Wanted complete details of mac.&its cost. How is it vegitable oil when it is toxic.


Oleaginosas para extracción de aceite ,
Biodiex S.L. de España tiene disponible para la venta semillas
Semillas Jatropha Curcas-Jatropa-Jatrofa-Camelina
Variedades de
Recomendada para climas con más de 600mm de lluvias anuales.
Maurko. Crece en climas desérticos y con muy poca agua.
Tierra arida y poca lluvia
Jatropha Malasia
Climas tropicales
Camelina Sativa (procedentes de Europa y USA)
La planta ideal para el mejor Biodiesel
Todos con cerificados fitosanitarios libres de enfermedades y
autorizado por agricultura en la CE.
Las semillas vienen con un manual instructivo de plantación,
mantenimiento y cosecha
Tlf:0034 924664487 Biodiex España
Phone: 1-973-283-4466 Biodiex USA LLC


I haven't idea on this. But in Cambodia the information of the Jatropha is rarely. By the ways, I am a student who research on the biodiessel from Jatropha curcas. So could you please advise me some idea about the oil process?

Thank in advance.
Best regards

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