The Global Exchange for Social Investment GEXSI ( is an international development finance intermediary which operates worldwide with offices in London and Berlin. GEXSI’s mission is to support social entrepreneurs in low-income regions worldwide to move from philanthropic support to commercial investment. GEXSI focuses on businesses that have social, environmental and economic impact, and clear […]

Objective of Directorate Food, Agriculture and Fisheries, and Biotechnology: Building a European Knowledge-Based Bio-Economy by bringing together science, industry and other stakeholders, to exploit new and emerging research opportunities that address social, environmental and economic challenges: the growing demand for safer, healthier, higher quality food and for sustainable use and production of renewable bio-resources; the […]

University of Hohenheim five scientific centres coordinate inter-disciplinary research and act as catalysts for inter-faculty research. One of them, the Centre for Agriculture in the Tropics and Subtropics is the cross-sectional and cross-disciplinary centre that conducts research and teaching on development-oriented environmental, agricultural and food science programmes. Almost 100 active members from the University’s three […]

Austrian Biodiesel Institute (ABI) is an international competence center for liquid biofuels founded in 1995. We are an experienced team of presently 23 independent experts from 6 countries on 4 continents. We provide professional support for biodiesel projects, including: feasibility studies and business plans due diligence and second opinion studies partner searches industry surveys development […]

Florida is one of the many places around the world where Jatropha is being viewed as the way forward for farmers plagued with falling agricultural yield and rising fuel costs. In fact, the over “two busloads” of visitors to the Jatropha nursery in the Fox news clipping were part of the JatrophaWorld Miami 2008 site […]

Climate change, environmental pollution and increasing prices for raw materials are major drivers for a more sustainable production and use of materials and energy resources. However, production chains in today’s globalized economy are complex and the optimisation of single process steps does not necessarily lead to the most sustainable state for the whole chain. Consequently, […]

Sun Biofuels Ltd is a UK based biofuels company involved in production, processing and marketing of biofuels in the developing world with minimal impact on the environment while bringing a high level of employment to disadvantaged communities. Sun Biofuels has selected Jatropha curcas L. as the preferred feedstock for biofuel production to avoid the use […]

BioDiesel Technologies (BDT) offers the most comprehensive and efficient biodiesel project delivery and equipment solution on the market. Over the past five years BDT has been developing its expertise in biodiesel processing technology built around the concept of standardised modular production units. These units, which are at the forefront of European biodiesel processing technology, have […]

The University of Groningen, The Netherlands, is one of the oldest research universities in Europe boasting more than 100,000 graduates since its inception in 1614. Some 19,900 students are currently enrolled in more than 160 Bachelor’s and Master’s degree programmes, and some 775 students are studying for their PhD. Every year, about 2,500 students graduate […]

Prof. Dr. Guzine is the Director of the National Research Center Biodiesel Group, Head of the Engineering Development and Consultancy special unit. She was Head of Chemical Engineering and Pilot Plant Department for six years, leader of more than 90 publications, main participant in more than 15 technical solutions for industrial problems supervision on 16 […]

LIRE is a non profit organization founded in 2006 by six members, mainly Lao companies and NGOs. The key founder was Sunlabob (, a Lao company specialized in providing electricity to villages far away from the grid in rural areas. LIREs task focuses on renewable energy technologies in Lao PDR, ranging from fundamental research to […]

ICRISAT is an autonomous, non-profit, non-political, international research organization for science-based agricultural development. Established in 1972, it is one of the 15 Centers under the aegis of the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR). ICRISAT works to improve the farming systems of the semi-arid tropics (SAT) of the developing world through integrated genetic and […]

TÜV SÜD is an internationally leading technical service organisation with over 13,000 employees and present at more than 600 locations worldwide. Under the UNFCCC, TÜV SÜD is the only Designated Operational Entity (DOE) accredited for all scopes of the CDM. Having accompanied over 1000 projects through validation and verification, TÜV SÜD was elected “best verifier […]

BSH Bosch und Siemens Hausgeräte GmbH is a corporate group operating worldwide, which posts annual sales 2006 in excess of 8.3 billion euros. It stemmed from a joint venture set up in 1967 between Robert Bosch GmbH (Stuttgart) and Siemens AG (Munich). The company’s actions and development are determined by a consistent policy of innovation […]

Free access to “Best Practices for Long-term Jatropha Development”, the critical update to Dr. R. Rajagopal’s highly successful November 2007 position paper “Sustainable Biodiesel Feedstock: Jatropha: A Strategic Option”, is being offered. It emphasizes the need to develop sustainability criterion for Jatropha as it nears commercialization as a viable alternative energy source. Key points outlined […]