How did patronage networks play a role as business intermediaries in Jatropha projects?

By Henky Widjaja Quote: “A patronage network of politicians, government officials and businessmen had recruited farmers by collecting copies of their land titles or identity cards to make the company’s access to land and labor appear secure.” When companies aim

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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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What explains the non-implementation of Jatropha schemes?

By Jacqueline Vel Quote: “Typically, within a year or two, the jatropha project would be declared a failure – blaming local conditions and population – and the project developer would disappear, leaving shareholders with worthless shares and increasing farmers’ and

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Have Jatropha investments in Mozambique experienced a similar pattern to those in Indonesia?

By Maja Slingerland Quote: “Within a decade, the widely promoted ‘miracle crop’ and renewable energy source that proponents claimed would address global concerns regarding climate change, fossil fuel prices and rural poverty proved unsuccessful, leaving failed harvests and abandoned investments.”

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