5th 5-day Global Jatropha Hi-tech Integrated Nonfood Biodiesel Farming & Technology Training Programme in India from September 5-9, 2012
The Centre for Jatropha Promotion & Biodiesel (CJP) is working towards scientific commercialization of nonfood biodiesel trees/crops that will lend credibility; reliability and scalability with regards to food security, energy security and sustainable development and carbon savings. The CJP for Failsafe Energy Farming (www.jatrophabiodiesel.org ) was created in 2003 , the first entity to introduce commercial farming of Jatropha and since then working as a platform for multidisciplinary multifeedstocks research into all aspects of nonfood energy farming. The CJP intensified its collaborative research approach with regards to perennial oil seeds bearing tree like Pongamia Pinnata, Moringa oliferia, Jojoba, simarouba, etc. in combination with annual nonfood oil crops like castor, flax, safflower, camelina, etc to have more oil yield per ha and to improve their product. The CJP’s mission is to perform cutting-edge plant science research in genetics, breeding and horticulture, and further develop technologies to allow for the economic commercialization and sustainability of energy farms globally. In essence, CJP scientists are continuously working on enhanced genetics, agronomics and horticulture sciences to drive new varieties, more knowledge around the plant’s nutritional requirements and more science-based processes for the care and custody of the plant and have achieved reliable and scalable results in jatropha energy farming.
Even a superior genotype variety planted in inadequate soil and improperly cared for, will be unable to reach its potential and will create dissatisfied stakeholders. If the development focus is properly balanced, the species will go through a series of improvements to continually enhance the characteristics. Improvement in yield, reduction in inputs or resistance to pests and diseases is an ongoing process which needs time. Jatropha is expected to be the first plant commercialized utilizing modern science. The improvements with applied science will accelerate its rapid improvement. The CJP’s goal is to triple jatropha yields within 10 years, increase the oil content to 48 percent and in combination of other crops the target oil yield is 1500 gallon per ha. Further, to increase the quality of the oils and other products produced—while minimizing inputs including pesticides and fertilizers.
So while Jatropha agriculture continues to be a new and exciting alternative energy source, and the world continues to watch its development closely, there are still many misnomers about where it should be grown, how to grow it and what resources the plant needs to achieve commercially productive yields. CJP to provide the right steps to start the successful business ensuring that this crop is planted in the right way and with due cares to what’s possible in terms of sustainable farming techniques. Based on its proprietary knowledge plant science expertise enhanced technology and extensive experience and by integrating technical and managerial issues CJP has developed Jatropha Agricultural Training package to deliver Competencies through Qualified trainers with a practical 'hands on' approach.
CJP Scientists to Discuss & Deliver Great Variety of Potential Biodiesel Feedstocks in Global JatrophaWorld 2012
Worldwide research efforts have focused on producing algae biofuel feedstock as a response to declining fossil fuel reserves and the need to reverse carbon emission trends. Selected species of algae have been shown to grow up to fifty times faster and make correspondingly more oil than land-based crops. …more
Jojoba (Simmondsia chinesis)
Jojoba is a new oil-producing industrial crop that has attracted much attention in recent years. The seeds, after ripening and harvest in the summer, are crushed and give a liquid wax yield of about 50% by weight. Jojoba oil, Unlike most other vegetable seed oils, which are triglycerides, jojoba oil is made of long-chain fatty acids and fatty alcohols with no side branching…….more.
ongamia has high oil content (approx. 40%): a higher recovery and quality of oil than other crops, no direct competition with food crops as it is a non-edible source of fuel, and no direct competition with existing farmland as it can be grown on degraded and marginal land. As a legume it is also able to fix its own nitrogen from the soil, minimizing the need for added fertilizers ……..More
Simarouba (Simarouba glauca)
Simarouba glauca L. is a new crop having multiutilities that can be tapped for production of biofuel in India, Africa and South &Central America. As the kernel has high non-edible oil content, this can be an appropriate candidate for production of biodiesel (simarouba oil methyl ester)………more….
Moringa oleifera is a very fast growing tree; it commonly reaches four metres in height just 10 months after the seed is planted and can bear fruit within its first year. Its pods are triangular in cross-section (30 to 50 cm long) and legume-like in appearance. These pods have oil rich black and winged seeds, which can be crushed to produce biodiesel……,…more.
Ricinus communis is a species that belongs to the Euphorbiaceae family and it is commonly known as castor oil plant. This plant originates in Africa but it is found in both wild and cultivated states in all the tropical and subtropical countries of the world. This plant is well-adapted to arid conditions and is able to stand long periods of drought. The Indian variety of castor seed has an oil content of 48% ……………more
NEW NONFOOD BIODIESEL CROPS
CJP’s new Biodiesel crops like ALGAE, castor, flax, moringa, pongamia, jojoba, simarouba are poised for commercialization as the newest, greatest biodiesel feedstock as these crops can produce the greatest amount of feedstock for the lowest input and cost. There are many promising crops on the horizon, but they need to be properly vetted scientifically. Good scientific research done by CJP’s scientists has shown that how oilseed crops grow best across different soil conditions and climates, and how they fit into existing production systems determining what consequences might result from growing these crops in terms of sustainability. Emergence of the new crops system may change the entire scenario of the biodiesel industry and shall provide much relief to the industry which desperately in a need of a viable sustainable non-food feed stocks., the 5TH Global Jatropha Hi-tech Integrated Nonfood Biodiesel Farming & Technology Training Programme is all set to introduce you the real world of NONFOOD OIL CROPS” where the attendees shall also have the opportunity to interact with these new crops science, agronomy and horticulture technology etc. as have also been included in the course.. CJP has brought together the best expertise and brightest brains to discuss and analyze the present and future dynamics of viable nonfood biodiesel crops. Attendees will be able to increase their knowledge about Jatropha and alternative energy and also learn about other most important nonfood biodiesel as referred herein from experts. To find out more about JATROPHAWORLD 2012 please visit http://www.jatrophabiodiesel.org