Saturday, February 7, 2009
One more Reason for India to Concentrate on Jatropha Cultivation
Treehugger has this entry about a new technology to make jatrophs seedcake non-poisonous and safe for use as animal feed: http://www.treehugger.com/files/2009/02/jatropha-biodiesel-economics-could-be-transformed-new-seedcake-purification-method.php The company that ahs developed the process, D1 Oils in the UK http://www.d1plc.com/ hopes to get full regulatory approval to sell the technology by 2010. Considering that they already sell biodiesel units, they should be a good company to watch as far as future products are concerned. I am not sure what machinery is used in India to process jatropha but I can see D 1 making a strong pitch to sell their plants and technology in the future.