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Couple Biodiesel Oil Crops Technology Provides More Oil per Acre, Advanced Biofuel Center Announces
April 3, 2017 – 4:38 pm | No Comment

(Advanced Biofuel Center/AltEnergyMag.com)  … The Advanced Biofuel Center (ABC) recently announced progress on its work with its mission “more Biodiesel oil per hectare” by developing two or more dedicated Biodiesel Crops in same acreage and that …

Strategic Intent: The Digest’s 2016 Multi-Slide Guide to Mars, Mitsui
October 7, 2016 – 11:26 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  This season, The Digest is hosting the Strategic Intent webinar series, looking at the plans, progress and future milestones of strategic stakeholders in the Advanced Bioeconomy.  In this slide deck, we looked …

Jamaica Conducting Study on Castor Oil Industry
August 12, 2016 – 10:28 am | No Comment

(Jamaica Observer)  Jamaica has undertaken a study on the local castor oil industry as the country moves to take advantage of a global market expected to value an estimated US$1.81 billion by 2020.

The study was commissioned …

Earth Gen-BioFuel Inc. to Sponsor International Industry Symposium for Using Castor Bean Oil as a Biofuel Feed Stock
August 8, 2016 – 1:41 pm | No Comment

(Earth Gen-BioFuel)  Earth Gen-BioFuel (OTC PINK: EGBB), “EarthGen” or “the Company,” today announced that EarthGen is taking a leadership role to support the company’s expansion plans and to promote the use of castor bean oil in the …

Earth Gen-Biofuel Plans Expanded Operations for Renewable Energy Castor Bean Crop
April 28, 2016 – 6:27 pm | No Comment

(Digital Journal/Marketwired/Earth Gen-BioFuel)  Earth Gen-BioFuel (OTC PINK: EGBB), “EarthGen” or “the Company,” today announced that it has finalized plans for expanding castor bean operations in Laos.

George Shen, Chairman, commented, “Castor beans, a key ingredient in …

Restauranteur Says Biodiesel Answer to Fuel Shortage
November 11, 2015 – 10:46 am | No Comment

by Shreejana Shrestha (My Republica)  …  When most of the vehicles are in queue at fuel stations, BA 1 Cha 6355 is never seen at any of such lines. It instead plies snugly on the road …

A Biorefinery Approach for Castor Biodiesel — Whole Plant Used for 100% Renewable Biodiesel
September 30, 2015 – 1:16 pm | No Comment

by Helen Tunnicliffe (The Chemical Engineer Today)  Chemical engineers from Iran have found a way to produce biodiesel from castor oil without the need for extra petrochemical methanol, using a biorefinery set-up.

Producing biodiesel from vegetable …

Zambian Entrepreneur on Running a Biodiesel and Soap Production Business
September 14, 2015 – 7:42 pm | No Comment

by Kate Douglas (How We Made It In Africa)  Soon after Mutoba Ngoma finished studying aeronautical engineering in the UK, he decided to return to his home country Zambia to start manufacturing biodiesel in his …

Zimbabwe: Biofuels – Zim Losing Billions
June 30, 2015 – 7:05 pm | No Comment

by Stephen Tsoroti (Financial Gazette/All Africa)  Hamstrung by debilitating liquidity challenges, Zimbabwe is missing the chance to improve its revenue position by neglecting the development of biofuels, a renewable energy expert has noted.

Clement Shonhiwa, a renewable …

EU Research Project on Underutilised Oil Crops Kicks off: COSMOS – Camelina & Crambe Oil crops as Sources for Medium-chain Oils for Specialty Oleochemicals
April 27, 2015 – 2:08 pm | No Comment

(Bio-Based News)  On 24-26 March 2015, the eighteen partners involved in the EU funded research project COSMOS held their kick-off meeting in Wageningen, The Netherlands. Led by Wageningen UR Food & Biobased Research, this 4.5-year …

Nano Labs, DerTek Form JV for Biofuels Production in North America
March 18, 2015 – 9:38 am | No Comment

(Energy Business Review Biofuels and Biomass Energy)  US-based nanotechnology research and development firm Nano Labs has formed a joint venture (JV) with Mexican firm DerTek to produce biofuels in North America.  The JV will focus …

Global Castor Congress/Global Castor Biodiesel World 2015 February 21 & 22, 2015 Jaipur, India
December 17, 2014 – 1:19 pm | No Comment
Global Castor Congress/Global Castor Biodiesel World 2015    February 21 & 22, 2015   Jaipur, India

The Advanced Biofuel Center is happy to Global Castor Biodiesel World 2015 in India from February 21-22, 2015. CJP has the privilege to provide most authoritative Knowledge platform known as Global Jatropha Hi-Tech Agricultural Training …

A New Three-Legged Platform for the Advanced Bioeconomy? The Castor, Jatropha, Pongamia Strategy.
December 17, 2014 – 11:14 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Castor, jatropha, pongamia — the three steps that Bosques Energeticos is taking in piloting its way to success in fuels, chemicals and other markets. Can the early-stage company thrive, based …

CNH Industrial and Evogene Subsidiary Announce Ongoing Collaboration for the Development of a Mechanised Harvesting Solution for Castor Beans
December 15, 2014 – 2:06 pm | No Comment

(CNH Industrial Latin America Ltda.)   CNH Industrial Latin America Ltda., a subsidiary of CNH Industrial N.V. (NYSE, MI: CNHI), together with Evogene Ltd. (NYSE, TASE: EVGN), announce the ongoing cooperation between CNH Industrial and Evofuel …

Study Underway to Select Local Crops for Biofuel Production
November 20, 2014 – 1:39 pm | No Comment

(Jamaica Observer)  A study is underway to select local crops for biofuel production, in an effort to expand Jamaica’s sources of energy supply.   Manager for renewable energy and energy efficiency at the Petroleum Corporation …

Embrapa, Evogene Ink Research Collab to Improve Castor Oil Cultivation in Brazil
October 20, 2014 – 1:15 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In Brazil, the Brazilian Agricultural Research Corporation (Embrapa), and Evogene signed a joint research agreement for the advancement of castor cultivation in Brazil. The cooperation will primarily focus on technologies …

Legendary Investments Rises As Bosques Progresses Jatropha Cultivation
July 9, 2014 – 12:20 pm | No Comment

by Steve McGrath  (LSE/Alliance News)   Legendary Investments PLC saw its shares rise early Monday after it said that Bosques Energeticos EBE S.A. de C.V., one of its portfolio companies, has secured more land on which …

Brazil: Biofuels Digest’s 10 Top Trends For 2014
May 8, 2014 – 3:53 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest’s)  … 1. Feedstock diversification.

If you thought it was all cane, cane, cane, think again. There’s a lot of movement on sorghum, and castor beans — and even some on corn.

Sorghum. …

Nova Synthetix and Precision BioSciences Announce Collaboration to Develop Non-GM, Ricin-Free Castor with Customizable Oil Content
March 14, 2014 – 11:31 am | No Comment

(Precision BioSciences)  Nova Synthetix and Precision BioSciences, Inc., today announced that they have initiated a joint research effort to generate non-GM, ricin-free castor plants using Precision’s Directed Nuclease Editor (DNE) technology in combination with Nova Synthetix’s proprietary plant …

PCJ Biofuel Research Favours Chinese Castor Bean
March 11, 2014 – 2:22 pm | No Comment

by Avia Collinder (The Gleaner)  The Petroleum Corporation of Jamaica’s (PCJ) research on oilseeds from three geographical sources as biofuel has so far favoured the Zibo 8 variety of castor bean from China that was …

Castor Production in Bahia Will Grow 560% in 2013/2014
January 2, 2014 – 5:14 pm | No Comment

by alana Fraga (RevistaGlobalRural)  Petrobras and the state government invested over £ 10 million in cultivation for biodiesel production

The castor production in Bahia should have an increase of over 560% in the 2013/2014 harvest in …

Obtained a Biofuel that Extends the Life of Vehicles
January 2, 2014 – 5:07 pm | No Comment

(Iberio-American Agency for the Diffusion of Science and Technology)  Entrepreneurs get a biodiesel with higher qualities traditionally  …

However, the Mexican firm entrepreneurs Der Tek, managed to get biofuel superior to traditional biodiesel qualities. According to Jonathan …

Taming the Dangerous – Yet Beautiful and Profitable – Castor Bean Plant
December 16, 2013 – 3:11 pm | No Comment

by Thomas Burns Jr. (Charlotte Observer)  Novo Synthetix, a small biotechnology company in Research Triangle Park, is marshaling scientific resources statewide to create a nontoxic castor bean, which could provide a significant boost to North …

Evofuel’s Improved Castor Seeds Expected to Go Commercial in 2016
September 19, 2013 – 12:38 pm | No Comment

(Evogene, Ltd./Biodiesel Magazine)  Evogene Ltd., a plant genomics company specializing in enhancing crop productivity for the food, feed and biofuel industries, announced that its wholly owned subsidiary, Evofuel Ltd., has completed three years of successful …

Call Waiting, Biofuels, Genetics and You
September 4, 2013 – 10:41 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  …The company (Kaiima) started up in 2006, and by 2009, the results were starting to show in castor beans. Castor oil is a good source for a variety of applications, …

Government and Noranda Collaborate on Biofuel Project
July 16, 2013 – 12:10 pm | No Comment

(Jamaica Information Service)  The Government is collaborating on a project with Noranda Jamaica Bauxite Partners, to demonstrate the viability of the biofuels industry, using mined out bauxite lands to grow oil-producing crops.

Minister of Science, Technology, …

Uganda to Get Quality Biodiesel
April 5, 2013 – 3:10 pm | No Comment

by Eriosi Nantaba (AllAfrica.com)  A private Firm African Power Initiative Limited (API) recently announced its plans and commitment to start mass production of bio diesel in Uganda with a capacity of more than 4000 litres. …

Castor an Oilseed CropThat Can Cure, Kill You
October 15, 2012 – 5:11 pm | No Comment

by Harry Cline (Western Farm Press)  Castor beans are back in California as a possible source crop for making biofuels; Castor’s main toxic protein, ricin, is so potent that a single milligram is sufficient to kill …

Castor Bean Moving Forward On New Biodiesel Crop Opportunity
June 15, 2012 – 12:39 pm | No Comment

(Oil Voice)  Center for Jatropha Promotion & Biodiesel (CJP) has been promoting the farming of Castor bean, a seed producing plant that grows arid/semi arid, as a feedstock for biodiesel. The crop will not compete …

Evogene’s Subsidiary, Evofuel, and T6 Industrial to Collaborate on Biodiesel Feedstock Production in Argentina
May 29, 2012 – 2:51 pm | No Comment

(Evogene)  Collaboration represents expansion of Evofuel’s Latin American operations, currently focused on Brazil

Evogene Ltd.  and T6 Industrial S.A., a leading biodiesel producer in Argentina, today announced that Evofuel Ltd., Evogene’s wholly owned subsidiary, and T6 …

IPEA Recommends Diversifying Production to Build the Biodiesel Program
March 7, 2012 – 5:18 pm | No Comment

(Pernambuco.com)  The Institute of Applied Economic Research (IPEA) points as a solution to consolidate the biodiesel program in the country diversification of agricultural production, reducing dependence on tax incentives and lower costs of the final …

Production of Castor Beans as a Biofuel Source Would Be Outlawed under Oklahoma Measure
February 9, 2012 – 2:07 pm | No Comment

by Michael McNutt  (NewsOK)  Oklahoma House panel passes measure that would prohibit growing the ornamental plant commercially as a biofuel crop. The flowering plant still may be grown by nurseries.

Growing castor beans for commercial purposes …

Evogene to Establish Evofuel Ltd. for Developing Advanced Feedstock for Biofuel
January 6, 2012 – 2:39 pm | No Comment

(MarketWire/Evogene)  Wholly Owned Subsidiary Expanding Castor Bean Activity in Brazil

Evogene Ltd.  announced that it is establishing Evofuel, a wholly owned subsidiary, to focus on developing seed for advanced second-generation feedstock for biofuel.

Included in the activities …

Evogene Expands Biofuel Activity in Brazil With SLC Agricola
December 13, 2011 – 1:34 pm | No Comment

(MarketWatch)  Expanded Agreement Follows Successful Completion of Field Trials

Evogene Ltd. and SLC Agricola, a leading agribusiness company in Brazil, today announced expansion of their agreement for the development of castor bean seeds as a cost …

Two Oklahoma Lawmakers File Bills to Bar Castor Beans
November 29, 2011 – 10:08 am | No Comment

by Randy Krehbiel (Durant Daily Democrat)  …Ricin, which can be extracted from crushed castor beans, is so potent a toxin that a dose equivalent to a few grains of salt induces a slow, agonizing death …

BP, Unlilever among Investors Pouring $49M into ZeaChem, Chromatin, Agradis
October 26, 2011 – 9:28 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  …There’s a rumor going around the biofuels and biomaterials business that today represents one of the most difficult periods to raise capital. Apparently, the rumors did not reach ZeaChem, Chromatin …

Map Identifies Potential Areas for Boosting Biofuel Crop Yield
October 11, 2011 – 3:06 pm | No Comment

(EnvironmentalResearchWeb.org)  A global map that identifies areas of low-yielding biofuel crops whose productivity could be increased through intensification has been produced by researchers in the US.

…”The US biofuels target for 2022 is 136 billion litres,” Matt …

How To Choose What To Plant For Biofuel
September 16, 2011 – 1:11 pm | No Comment

By: Sarah Zielinski  (Smithsonian Magazine)   If one of the goals of growing plants for biofuel is to be kinder to the environment than you are by extracting oil from the earth, you wouldn’t want to plant anything …

Africa Power Initiative to Produce Bio-Diesel by 2012
June 30, 2011 – 1:03 pm | No Comment

by Emma Onyango (East African Business Week)   …Pegasus Investments and now African Power Initiative have both shown interest in making this diesel.  Mr. Sudhir Kumar, the Business Development Manager African Power Initiative said that …

Jamaica Looks at Castor Oil as a Biofuel
February 22, 2011 – 10:22 am | No Comment

(Jamaica Information Service)  A $10.3 million research partnership agreement for a small scale biodiesel pilot project, using Jamaican oilseed bearing plants to produce fuel, was signed Friday February 11 between the Petroleum Corporation of Jamaica’s …

Ethiopia Sets its Sights on Biodiesel
December 8, 2010 – 2:27 pm | No Comment

by Denis Gathanju  (Renewable Energy World)   Could this poverty-stricken country become the world’s largest biodiesel producer?

Policy-makers in Ethiopia, challenged by fluctuating oil prices and poverty, are seeking solutions that will improve the living conditions of …

Evogene Castor Oil Demonstrates Suitability as Biojet Feedstock
July 7, 2010 – 12:26 pm | No Comment

(MarketWire)  Analysis Conducted in Collaboration With NASA, AFRL, and Honeywell’s UOP

Evogene Ltd. announced July 7, 2010, that biojet(1) produced from castor varieties under development by Evogene, meets the key international standards for alternative aviation fuels. The analysis was …

Life Cycle Analysis of Evogene Castor Bean Based Biodiesel Shows 90% Emissions Reduction Compared to Petroleum
April 9, 2010 – 3:07 pm | No Comment

Evogene Ltd., on April 8, 2010, announced the results of a Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) of biodiesel produced from castor bean varieties being developed by the Company. The assessment shows that such biodiesel reduces Greenhouse Gases (GHG) …

Double Chromosomes Equals More Plant Power
July 31, 2009 – 12:44 pm | No Comment

by Karin Kloosterman  (Israel 21C)   Ariel Krolzig, product manager of Kaiima Biotech is standing beside the star of his likely success story, a castor oil plant. He proceeds to describe the method developed by Kaiima that …

Ardent Energy to Acquire 15,000 Hectares in Ethiopia for Jatropha Biodiesel
June 1, 2009 – 9:11 am | No Comment

Biofuels Digest reports that in Ethiopia, Ardent Energy Group announced an agreement with the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MOARD) of Ethiopia to transfer 15,000 hectares, approximately 37,000 acres, to AEG for the purpose …