Jatropha Curacas and its derivates including Jatropha biodiesel have been under the spotlight due to their potential to solve the world’s energy crisis. There is more than enough reason to be enthusiastic about Jatropha’s potential as a biodiesel feedstock. However, Jatropha’s commercial viability still remains in question, as there are still many inherent problems associated […]

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 […]

Jatropha is largely being perceived as one of the solutions to problems of poverty. With increasing international interest in this plant, the possibilities are exciting. Jatropha oil and Jatropha biodiesel can be used for rural electrification, transport, and for stationary engines for shaft power (like multi-functional platforms). Jatropha cultivation is said to be able to […]

Mansor bin Puteh is a Research Officer at the Malaysian Agricultural Research and Development Institute (MARDI) since 1977. He is an agronomist by training, obtained his B. Agric. Sc (Hons) from Universiti Pertanian Malaysia (currently known as Universiti Putra Malaysia) and Masters Degree from University of the Philippines at Los Banos. At present, he also […]

Sudheer Shetty is founder of the first plant biotech company of Mysore which has been successfully running since 1994. He is Chairman and MD of Labland Biodiesel company which is focussed on Jatropha-based biodiesel activities. He has built a strong technical team that supports the International Jatropha Technology Centre centred at Mysore, India. The company […]

Thor Hesselberg is the founder and owner of BioFuel Invest AS and co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of ScanFuel AS. ScanFuel has initiated the development on a large scale Jatropha plantation in West-Africa. He has a Master of Science in TQM and B.A. in Organization & Marketing from Växjö University in Sweden. He is has […]

Van Der Horst Biodiesel is a Joint Venture company between Van Der Horst Engineering and the Institute of Environmental Science and Engineering (IESE), a technological arm of the Nanyang Technological Institute (NTU) of Singapore. Van Der Horst Biodiesel is vertically integrated in the production of Biodiesel from “seed to tank”. Van Der Horst Biodiesel will […]

KYOTOenergy is an independent “Greenhouse Gases emission reduction” project developer specializing in renewable energy, energy efficiency and waste management. KYOTOenergy focuses on the development, trading and management of emission reductions originating from projects with strong fundamentals that contribute to sustainable development and benefit to the local communities, environment and preservation of biodiversity. Speaker’s Profile Padmanabhan […]

Indonesian Center for Estate Crops Research and Development (ICERD) is a national research center under the Indonesian Agency for Agriculture Research and Development (IAARD), the Ministry of Agriculture, Republic of Indonesia. One of the mandates of ICERD is to provide jatropha technology, up-stream technology to down-stream technology, especially to provide jatropha cultivation technology and to […]

Speaker’s Profile Dr. Hong Yan, Director (Plant Biotechnology) of Strategic Research Program of Temasek Life Sciences Laboratory, Singapore. Since his Ph.D. in Peking Union Medical College (now part of TsingHua University), Dr. Hong has worked on Biotech industry and academic research for 18 years. His current research interest is plant biotechnology of forestry and bioenergy […]

Dr. Stefan Schillberg is head of the department for Plant Biotechnology at the Fraunhofer Institute for Molecular Biology and Applied Ecology in Aachen, Germany (50 employees). He received his Ph.D. in Molecular Biology from the RWTH Aachen University in 1994. Current activities in his laboratory focus on production of pharmaceutical protein in plants, metabolic engineering […]

Bobby Tee Ph.D., Malaysian, obtained his PhD. in Genetics from the University of California, Davis. During his career, Dr Tee has served in various international organizations including the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations in Iran and Bhutan as well as consultant in various local government agencies in the field of agricultural development. […]

Bhaskar Chalasani, Managing Director & CEO, Naturol assumes overall responsibility for the day- to-day administration of the company. He holds Bachelor of Engineering degree from Nagarjuna University, India and Master of Science and MBA degrees from Wayne State University, Michigan, USA and certification in ERP application in Manufacturing. He began his professional career as an […]