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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What characterizes the political context of Jatropha actors in Indonesia?

By Henk Schulte Nordholt Quote: “Previous research on agrarian change, state-society relations and local politics in Indonesia portrays societal change and policy implementation as product of interactions between influential actors who gain mutual benefits within their networks.” The answer is:

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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 should “projects” be contextualized in the Jatropha sector?

By Henky Widjaja Quote: “However, the definition of ‘projects’ here is crucial: it is a translation of the Indonesian concept of proyek, a delineated set of activities during a fixed and limited period of time for which there is a

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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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Why did the director of one of the state’s largest sugar companies decide to promote Jatropha?

By Deasy Simandjuntak Quote: “A key figure was the director of a historically prominent state-owned agricultural enterprise that had dominated the production of commercial crops such as sugar….” The discussion on biofuel development, especially jatropha, in Indonesia has mainly focused

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How do policy entrepreneurs shape new markets?

By Marleen Dieleman Quote: “Such an approach challenges the assumption that policies are implemented in accordance with their normative content and instead acknowledges that the interests of a network of powerful policy entrepreneurs influence the policy process.” The process of

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