TRES GRANDES SE UNEN BRASIL PARA EL DESARROLLO DEL PIÑON
La biorefinería procesará 200.000 tons de biodiesel basados en híbridos de Jatropha
Embrapa reconoce que los cultivos iniciales de Jatropha en Brasil estuvieron escasos de buenos cultivares y con insuficiente experiencia tecnológica.
SGB ha montado varios JMax Knowledge Centers y en uno de ellos hay cooperación con JETBIO, AIRBUS, BID,TAM Airlines, Air BP y Bioventures Brasil
Energy crop company SG Biofuels (SGB) has signed agreements with agricultural research institution Brazilian Agricultural Research Corp. (Embrapa) and with Brazilian biodiesel refiner Fiagrilto to advance development of Jatropha.SGB’s strategic research partnership with Embrapa will combine the company’s breeding and genomics platform, including its library of Jatropha genetic material, with Embrapa's technologies that have increased agricultural productivity in Brazil.
The agreement with Fiagril includes the establishment of a JMax Knowledge Center near Fiagril’s 200,000 ton-capacity biodiesel plant in Mato Grosso. The center is a trial where SGB is advancing Jatropha hybrids adapted to local growing conditions while establishing best agronomic practices to enable successful commercial deployment.
“Our agreements with Embrapa and Fiagril validatethe market acceptance of our Jatropha hybrids in Brazil and provide a strong platform from which to quickly expand commercial production,” SGB president and CEO Kirk Haney said.
Manoel Souza, general director of Embrapa Agroenergy, said, “The first efforts to deploy the crop in Brazil were plagued by a lack of improved cultivars and insufficient technological expertise. We’re confident that through our partnership with SGB we can quickly overcome those challenges.”
SGB has deployed three JMax Knowledge Centers in Brazil, including one in conjunction JETBIO, Airbus, the Inter-American Development Bank, Bioventures Brasil, Air BP and TAM Airlines.
SGB is working with its partners on a multi-phased program leading to the deployment of intercropped Jatropha plantations in the Central-west region of Brazil to produce biojet fuel.