What type of land has been targeted for jatropha cultivation in the Philippines?

By Denyse Snelder Quote: “The company claimed to have access to millions of hectares of land for potential jatropha cultivation in Africa and Asia. However, the remote locations of these marginal lands made the company’s claims difficult to verify.” Governments

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What was the link between Jatropha projects and rural poverty reduction in Gunungkidul, Yogyakarta Province?

By Gunawan Quote: “Jatropha became an icon for a hopeful technocratic narrative seeking to simultaneously address global concerns about climate change, fossil fuel depletion and rural poverty.” One of the claims made about the positive attributes of jatropha was that

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Which factors changed the perception of the economic viability of Jatropha biodiesel as an alternative fuel?

By Loes van Rooijen 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.”  One of the aspects of biofuel development that was

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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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Is Jatropha a miracle crop producing high yields on marginal lands?

By Maja Slingerland, Juliana Tjeuw, Sony Suharsono and Rully Dyah Purwati Quote: “Prior to 2007, Jatropha curcas Linn. was promoted as a miracle crop capable of producing biofuel from marginal and degraded lands.” Plant growth can be understood based on

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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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What is Jatropha?

By Maja Slingerland and Juliana Tjeuw Quote: “Jatropha curcas Linn was promoted as miracle crop capable of producing biofuel” Introduction At first jatropha was grown not as a commodity, but for the intrinsic value of the tree. Traditionally it is,

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