JATROPHAWORLDINDIA 10 (JWI10)
|Event Date/Time: Nov 22, 2010||End Date/Time: Nov 26, 2010|
|Registration Date: Nov 03, 2010|
|Early Registration Date: Nov 03, 2010|
The growth of the Jatropha sector in the year 2010 is tremendous as is attested by the involvement of some high profile organizations such as General Motors, NASA and Toyota Tsubo.
In January, Jim Lane, the editor of Biofuels Digest predicted that 2010 would be the year of Jatrophaâ€™s revival. And hereâ€™s what happened within a few weeks of his announcement:
â€¢ "China National Offshore Oil Corp (CNOOC) has started making diesel from Jatropha in southern Hainan province. Sinopec designed and equipped the 60,000 tonnes/year biorefinery. â€ ~ Reuters, 21/1/10
â€¢ â€œDaimler AG has started a new project for the cultivation of the biodiesel raw material jatropha in the south of India. The seedlings for the first 100 hectares (250 acres) have been planted.â€~ Daimler Press Release, 4/2/10
â€¢ â€œIndian Oil Corporation and Ruchi Soya Industries announced a partnership to fund a $97 million project to establish 125,000 acres (50,000 hectares) of jatropha plantations and a 31.5 Mgy (119 million liter) biodiesel plant.â€ ~ Biofuels Digest, 31/3/10
â€¢ â€œNASA scientists have launched a new experiment on the ISS (International Space Station) to find out if microgravity can help jatropha curcas plant cells grow faster.â€ ~ NASA Editorial, 3/4/10
â€¢ â€œGeneral Motors and the US Department of Energy (DOE) have formalized a five-year partnership with Indiaâ€™s Central Salt & Marine Chemicals Research Institute to develop jatropha as a sustainable biofuel energy crop.â€ ~ GM Press Release, 12/4/10
YES! Big Oil and Industrial companies are back in the Jatropha scene along with DOE and NASA!
The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations has joined the supporters of Jatropha a possible feedstock for biodiesel production, stating "Jatropha is an underutilized, oil-bearing crop. It produces a seed that can be processed into non-polluting biodiesel that, if well exploited, can provide opportunities for good returns and rural development."
- Source: FAO report: Jatropha a Promising Crop
Said to be the year of Jatropha's revival and evident from the emphasis and involvement of some high profile organizations, it is more critical than ever for the global jatropha community to interact and exchange ideas on accelerating the commercialization of jatropha for fuel and energy.
In just a few weeks time, we're gathering to JatrophaWorldIndia 2010 for a timely meeting in Jaipur , not only to discuss growing opportunities available in the jatropha markets but present actual and truthful accounts of jatropha production.
On the 22-26 of November our panel of experts will be sharing enlightening insights on;
A-Z of Jatropha Production: Propagation, Cultivation, Pruning, Harvesting, Oil Extraction
End-Users' Perspectives on the Jatropha Value Chain
Processing Technologies & Downstream Considerations
Jatropha Commercialization Challenge -Charting the Right Way Forward".
Breeding and Producing Elite Seedlings for Jatropha Plantation
Biotechnological Strategies for Improvement of Jatropha
Jatropha Curcas: High Yielding Accessions and Improvement
Sustainability & Certification, Carbon Credits
Adding Value to Jatropha Curcas through other nonfood biodiesel crops like Pongamia, Simarouba, Moringa , Jojoba etc
You can definitely gain from the direct interaction with these top Jatropha experts, whose insights will point out gaps, and offer solutions that you can apply in improving or even changing your own approaches.
The positive development, coupled with encouragement from the Jatropha community is why JatrophaWorldIndia 10 is slated in November With 5 Days Global Jatropha hi-tech agricultural training PROGRAMME in India from September 20-24, 2010; CJP once again promises an enriching experience.
Mark your calendars for JatrophaWorlndia 2010, meeting in Jaipur (India) on 22-26 November 2010
JatrophaWorldIndia 10 will provide a true depiction of jatrophaâ€™s potential, with some other nonfood crops, expert views and technology updates spanning the latest in jatropha propagation, cultivation, pruning, harvesting, oil extraction, processing and certification.
Since 2008, JatrophaWorld have benefitted a number of Jatropha stakeholders from more than 57countries! Join this elite group today by sending in your registrations for JatrophaWorld India 10.