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According to the Albany Times Union, Joe Dickson, senior vice president of business development for Innovation Fuels Inc. (Albany, New York), which funded the experiment, said, "It's a trial and error thing."
inform June 2009, Vol. 20 (6) 359 Briefs A new website, www.jatrophabook. Biofuels News com, has been started as an Internet- based global meeting point for people interested in jatropha. It intends to serve landholders who are growing or would like to grow jatropha. Jatro- phabook’s mission is to actively involve all jatropha stakeholders (seeds pro- ducers, processing plants, energy and biodiesel producers, final consumers, as well as research centers and institu- tions) in the creation of a sustainable biofuels market. Another useful site having information regarding jatropha and its growth is www.jatropha.de. nnn In late March ExxonMobil became the first company to sell biodiesel in New Zealand. It introduced a B5 blend (5% biodiesel, 95% petrodiesel) made from tallow in a marketing trial in the Bay of Plenty. The company has been criti- cized for lagging behind in the devel- opment of bioenergy projects and it would be jointly owned and operated by BIODIESEL investments, according to Biofuels- ADM and Canadian Bioenergy. Digest.com. Gull Petroleum (Auck- According to the Canadian Press, land, New Zealand) introduced E10 Doug Hooper, chief executive of Canadian fuel (10% ethanol, 90% gasoline) in Canadian Bioenergy, indicated overall costs have not the country in 2007. yet been determined, but “[I]t’s quite a bit nnn A group of farmers in Hampton and Bioenergy, ADM more capital- and operating cost-efficient to integrate a plant within a canola crush- Easton, New York (USA), planted pennycress (Thlaspi arvense) in Sep- may make biodiesel ing complex.” If the project proceeds, construction tember 2008 with the intention of har- from c
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