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A Tree Grows in Brooklyn? Nope, Myanmar.

Will a Small Nut Save the World? Picture Credit: C Mulvany I remember meeting with a research scientist last summer who’s background was biofuels and engineering. We talked about various feed stocks for biodiesel and when the topic came to Jatropha Curcas, he surprised me with the following statement: “Jatropha won’t make it because it […]

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Jatropha Curcas Seeds Can Kill

Jatropha Toxica, Picture Credit: Laaboratorioen Movimieto As important as Jatropha Curcas oil has become as a biodiesel fuel, the plantations that are growing and developing Jatropha will have to have a safety protocol for Jatropha nuts and seeds. The one draw back or negative characteristic for Jatropha Curcas is the seeds are poisonous. Unfortunately, deaths […]

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Has the Ethanol Boom Run Out of Gas?

VeraSun files for bankruptcy! News Flash: VeraSun, one of the largest ethanol producers announces filing for bankruptcy protection. From the Los Angles Times: VeraSun Energy Corp., the second-largest U.S. ethanol producer, filed for bankruptcy protection after making bad hedging bets on corn, a raw material used to make the fuel. The petition for Chapter 11 […]

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