JatrophaWorld Asia 2009 Marks Beginning of Jatropha Sector’s Race to Commercialization.

February 27, 2009 | 2 Comments

The eagerly anticipated first leg of the Jatropha World 2009 series, JatrophaWorld Asia 2009 convened in Kuala Lumpur on 16-17 February. The conference brought together the Jatropha community in the world’s most authoritative Jatropha forum to lend an Asian perspective to the latest developments in Jatropha around the world.

The general view among all attendees was, “Jatropha remains competitive!

We saw participants join us from over 31 countries from all five continents. Most of them, who have a vested interest in Jatropha cultivation, came to JatrophaWorld Asia 2009 to find out more about the latest technologies, best practices in Jatropha cultivation and processing, and more importantly, network with their fellow Jatro-entrepreneurs, many of whom they had met at previous Jatropha World conferences.

The atmosphere was convivial; Jatro-entrepreneurs remain confident despite the global economic uncertainties, buoyed by the growing global interest in alternative energy, emissions reduction and reducing dependence on fossil fuels.

The JatrophaWorld Asia 2009 panel was made up of the world’s most influential Jatropha players including the top executives from Biotins Energis, Jatoils, Bioenergy Development (Thailand), D1-Willamson Magor, Abundant Biofuels Corporation, Neste Oil Corporation, plus many more, and these industry leaders did not hold back their enthusiasm in conveying their continued commitment towards the growth of the Jatropha sector.

The conference got rave reviews from all participants. Mike Vanstone, Director at New World Energy from Australia, and a Jatropha World regular said “I enjoyed Jatropha World Asia 2009 even more than I did Jatropha World 2008!

Kaushik Saika, Plantation Manager at D1-Williamson Magor Biofuel Ltd, one of India’s largest Jatropha projects was so excited by his experience at Jatropha World Asia 2009, that he remarked “Jatropha World 2009 will play a significant role in the consolidation of the Jatropha and Biodiesel industries.

Tarja Myllymaki, Global Feedstock Manager at Finland’s Neste Oil was very impressed by the type of people she got to meet at Jatropha World Asia 2009. She observed, “Everyone I met at JatrophaWorld Asia 2009 are deep into the subject and many have real-life experience.

As Alfred Araneta, president of Philippine’s Asian Fuels Inc. summed up, “JatrophaWorld is an excellent venue to keep ourselves updated, informed and educated about the complex but exciting business of Jatropha!”

JatrophaWorld Asia 2009 was a great start to the JatrophaWorld series for the year 2009, and has set the bar very high for the upcoming 2nd JatrophaWorld Americas conference, which will be held on 10-11 June in Miami, USA.

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Biomass Trade conference in Rotterdam explores opportunities, challenges & complexities of Biomass Trade.

February 8, 2009 | 3 Comments

The IEA BioEnergy Task 40 & the Port of Rotterdam are supporting the Biomass Trade summit on 11-12 March 2010 in Rotterdam.

Biomass Trade unites current and future producers of biomass-derived power, fuels and chemicals, energy crop growers, municipal leaders, utility executives, technology providers, equipment manufacturers, project developers, investors and policy makers to discuss and debate the Rise of this new Bio-Commodity.

The Biomass Trade conference will provide insights on:

  • EU’s pending BioEnergy mandates
  • Perspective and resolutions on sustainability and certification
  • Biomass power generation growth in Europe
  • Opportunities and barriers to global biomass trade network
  • Identify gaps between technologies & capital investments

… plus much more…

Biomass Trade also provides opportunities for future and existing biofuels and biomass industry stakeholders to network other industry suppliers and technology providers, as well as utility executives, researchers, policy makers, investors and project developers.

In short, Biomass Trade is designed to help biomass industry stakeholders identify and evaluate future trends in Biomass trade. Tap into the revenue generating potential that Biomass Trade can provide.

Start the journey at the Biomass Trade summit in Rotterdam! Mark 11-12 March 2010 in your calendars.

Those keen on participation, media partnerships, exhibition space and / or sponsorship packages can submit enquiries and proposals to Ms. Hafizah Adam at hafizah@cmtsp.com.sg