Jatropha oil: biodiesel from vegetable fats
The so-called “bio-diesels” are in fact a great variety of fuels derived from biomass. Bio-diesels are widely used and incentivized in the USA and in South America. In 2008, bio-dieseld accounted for 1,8% of the fuel demand in transportation though according to the IEA (International Energy Agency) their share will surge to more than 50% by 2050. The interest of Nozomi Plc is focused on the production of Jatropha oil in Asia. Derived from vegetable fats contained in the plant’s seeds, the fuel has great economic and environmental potential. Jatropha can be easily grown, even in infertile or desert areas, requires small quantities of water and is toxic for animals and humans. These are key characteristics for the development of truly eco-friendly bio-diesels: Jatropha plantations do not compete with food and agricultural land use and still it is able to yield a high energy output combined with an economic transformation process.
A 32.500 hectares Jatropha plantation for the production of Biodiesel through Bioprocess, a community-based project for the production of biodiesel from vegetable fats utilizing Jatropha oil.
The potential land for the plantation is located as follows:
5.000 hectares in Mun. Of Alabel, Sarangani Province
5.000 hectares in Mun. Of Malungon, Sarangani Province.
500 hectares in Brgy. Mabuhay. General Santos city.
500 hectares in Brgy. Sinawal, General Santos city.
500 hectares in Brgy. San Jose. General Santos city.
1.000 hectares in Brgy. Bawing, General Santos city.
10.000 hectares in Brgy. Lusok, Mun. Of Tiboli, South Cotabato.
10.000 hectares in Brgy. Basag, Mun. Of Tiboli, South Cotabato.
Nozomi Plc dispone di 32,500 ettari che verranno dedicati alla coltivazione di Jatropha, il cui derivato permetterà la produzione di bio-diesel.