August 2009 Blog Posts (5)

jatropha Biofuel has potential to reduce hunger and to fight climate change

Biofuels are faced with heavy criticism, because most of them compete with food production and environmental protection. But there is hope. In its summer edition Biofuels Innovator highlights Jatropha as a sustainable alternative compared to first generation biofuels. The international Jatropha Alliance wants to stop the general demonization of biofuels and demands from politicians and NGOs a more differentiated discussion.

Sustainable production of biofuels means, that the social,… Continue

Added by ohene akoto on August 25, 2009 at 8:24pm — No Comments


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Added by Abbas on August 19, 2009 at 1:07pm — No Comments

New project concept-Sweet sorghum for ethanol as well as bio-fuels production

Sweet sorghum [Sorghum bicolor (L.) Moench (SBM)] is one of many varieties of sorghum, a cultivar that holds great promise for biofuels production. It has a high sugar content and high yields of biomass per hectare. The sugar content is distilled into bio-ethanol, whilst the biomass is converted to crude bio-oil via a commercially proven thermochemical process. The bio-oil is subsequently hydro-reformed to biodiesel and bio-jetfuel. The hydrogen for hydrotreating is derived from steam reforming… Continue

Added by Dr Johann Wingard on August 17, 2009 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Ruud Van Eck

Can anyone give me Ruud's e mail address?

Added by Kevin A. parker on August 13, 2009 at 10:17am — No Comments

Digging Green Gold in Ghana

Ghana has a very favourable climate for growing plants for renewable fuels. Several international companies are attracted by this fact and are now investing in jatropha and sugarcane plantations. These plantations will soon be vitally important to Ghana.

Jatropha Africa Ltd is a subsidiary of Lion Bridge Ventures in the United Kingdom, committed to the creation and expansion of biofuels plantations throughout the developing world. Our model creates a locally sustainable economy with high… Continue

Added by ohene akoto on August 12, 2009 at 10:54pm — No Comments

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