Archive for July, 2007

Jatropha in Florida

Another environmental issue related to production of ethanol and biodiesel is how much water will be needed: water for growing the agrofuel crops and water for processing them. This issue is reduced to nearly no effect when jatropha seeds are the raw material for biodiesel. Jatropha trees can evidently be grown on marginal soils and with very limited water requirements. The seeds have a high energy content. Lee County, Florida may soon start harvesting jatropha seeds. Click here

Sam Kendall


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