How did process technology researchers contribute to Jatropha promotion in Indonesia?

By Suraya Afiff Quote: “In collaboration with process technicians from the Netherlands (Groningen), the researchers extracted jatropha oil and used it in stationary engines. [….] In turn, process technology researchers used these extrapolations to create a narrative that made jatropha

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Why has there been structural support for cultivating oil palm and rubber in West Kalimantan, but not for Jatropha?

By Pujo Semedi Quote: “With regard to local government, there should also be a strengthening of policy implementation in districts with ‘marginal land’.” As jatropha fever swept all over Indonesia in 2006, it caught West Kalimantan in its grip. Hundreds

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How could the jatropha sector live on subsidies and green investments without producing oil or biodiesel?

By Jacqueline Vel Quote: “In less than a decade, jatropha was transformed from a promising and commercially viable biofuel crop into a green-policy parasite, living on subsidies and green investments.” Jatropha projects have been failing to deliver what they promised,

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When did BP an D1 publicly report that their Jatropha investments had become worthless?

By René Orij Quote 1: “The jatropha ‘hype’ was financialized when the refinery manufacturer D1 Oils raised £11.5 million from their initial public offering in London Stock Exchange in October 2004, reaching a market capitalization of £72 million in September

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How did the idea of using Jatropha for biofuel emerge in Indonesia?

By Suraya Afiff Quote: “Jatropha development for modern biofuel production in Indonesia started in 1994.”  Publications about jatropha usually start with the hype and subsequently explain the downfall. They skip the history leading to the hype, and do not explain

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