Is Jatropha The New Wonder Feedstock For Biodiesel? New White Paper Reveals All.

November 28, 2007

The position paper ‘Sustainable Biodiesel Feedstock. Jatropha: Strategic Option’ by Dr. R. Rajagopal is being released in line with the JatrophaWorld 2008 conference which is to be held in Jakarta on 23 and 24 January 2008. The paper endeavors to answer several questions about the Biodiesel Industry one of which is whether Jatropha is the solution to the Biofuel food or fuel dilemma. This is the dilemma of whether biofuel crops are taking over too much land needed to feed the world’s hungry. This vital paper, released by KnowGenix, is available for free download.

jatrophacover200px.jpgSINGAPORE, November 28, 2007 – The JatrophaWorld 2008 Conference (www.futureenergyevents.com/jatropha), to be held in Jakarta, Indonesia on 23-24 January 2008, is being organized by Centre for Management Technology (CMT). In line with JatrophaWorld 2008, KnowGenix, a Knowledge Partner of CMT, has released a position paper called ‘Sustainable Biodiesel Feedstock. Jatropha: Strategic Option’.

Author of the position paper, Dr. R. Rajagopal of KnowGenix, explains “the biofuel business is a complex web continuously reacting to the traditional oil business, as rising oil prices spur demand for biofuels.” The focus is now on non food crops with Jatropha rediscovering itself as the new pin up boy of alternative energy industry proponents. Contemporary trends across the world indicate a pronounced shift towards Jatropha as a more viable and sustainable feedstock for biodiesel compared to other food based crops.

“The worldwide development of biofuels has raised a myriad of issues by stakeholders. Complex trade-offs are demanded by the production, distribution, and utilization of biofuels and its feedstocks. Besides, the biofuel economics has become so location specific for its sustainability that it rules out the possibility of common approaches,” said Dr Rajagopal.

The position paper attempts to answer several questions about Jatropha. These include:

  • Is Jatropha really the best among energy crops and does it leave the least environmental footprint?
  • What are the impacts of large scale Jatropha plantations being planned in developing nations to feed the energy demands of the western world?
  • How does the Jatropha economics work for the developing nations?
  • To what extent is it more conducive in reducing GHG emissions?
  • Is Jatropha cultivation and propagation sustainable globally to feed the needed market demand?
  • Is biotechnology the answer to optimize Jatropha cultivation?

Those interested in Jatropha and biofuels are encouraged to download a complimentary copy of ‘Sustainable Biodiesel Feedstock. Jatropha: Strategic Option’ at http://www.futureenergyevents.com/jatrophapaper

The questions the paper endeavors to answer and other questions will be expanded on at JatrophaWorld 2008.

The JatrophaWorld 2008 organizer, Centre for Management Technology (CMT), has brought together the best expertise and brightest brains to discuss and analyze the present and future dynamics of Jatropha. The companies represented include Germany’s Fraunhofer Institute of Molecular Biology and Applied Ecology, Singapore’s Temasek Life Sciences Laboratory, Malaysia’s Asiatic Centre for Genomic Technologies Sdn. Bhd., the Indonesian Center for Estate Crops Research & Development (ICERD) as well as India’s Naturol Bioenergy Limited and Labland Biodiesel Private Limited. Delegates will be able to expand their knowledge about Jatropha and alternative energy and also network with the crème de la crème of the Jatropha industry.

JatrophaWorld 2008 is going to be the most important conference of 2008 for those who want to keep abreast of the latest developments in the agriculture, processing, socio-economics and financing of Jatropha as an alternative energy source. Those wanting more information or who are vitally interested in Jatropha as a feedstock for Biodiesel and alternative energy must visit http://www.futureenergyevents.com/jatropha. While there, they can register for this essential conference.

About Centre for Management Technology
CMT is dedicated to the provision of the latest global technology and business information in the chemical industry through high profile conferences focusing on renewable, liquid energy sources. CMT has organized industry specific conferences on Liquid Natural Gas, and LPG, ground breaking summit on technologies like Coal to Liquids, Gas to Liquids, and Bio-mass to Liquid, and alternative energy or future fuels forums like Biodiesel, Biofuels and Ethanol. This has established CMT as the market leader in promoting this nascent industry as an alternative global powerhouse.

About KnowGenix

KnowGenix a growth strategy service firm with Chemicals, Materials and Energy practices is a Knowledge Partner of CMT. The firm researches business and technology trends in petrochemicals, fine, specialty and life science chemicals value chain as well as in materials and energy. It assists clients with growth strategy services through customized, competitive and timely solutions covering Asia, M.E., EU and US geographies in collaboration with its global partners. To learn more please visit www.knowgenix.com.

Contact:
Divya Sangam
Marketing Executive
Phone: 65-63469140
Email: divya@cmtsp.com.sg

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