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Indonesia Seeks Mexican Palm Oil Biofuel Cooperation (Int'l.)
Indonesian Palm Oil
Date: 2019-11-27
Mexico to conduct research together to develop palm oil-based biofuel as renewable energy during the third meeting of the At this months Indonesia-Mexico Consultative Committee on Agriculture (CCA) meeting in Mexico City, the Indonesian delegation, led by the chief of the Foreign Cooperation Bureau at the Agriculture Ministry, reportedly suggested the two countries partner on palm oil biofuels renewable energy R&D and related oil palm initiatives and opportunities.

The Indonesian initiative was reportedly well received since Mexico is investigating the development of oil palm cultivation, the development of oil palm biofuel and a possible B-20 or B-30 program. Mexico is also eager to explore cooperation in developing biodiesel-based products such as castor oil and jatropha that can be grown on marginal land. (Source: Various Media, Antara News, 26 Nov., 2019)

More Low-Carbon Energy News Palm Oil,  Palm Oil Biofuel,  B-20,  B-30,  

Castor Oil, Derivatives Market Pegged for Expansion (Ind. Report)

Date: 2019-07-29
! Castrol oil, with a high specific gravity, thickness and hydroxyl value, is used either in its refined hydrogenated form or crude form, is primarily used for the production of various bio-based chemicals, biodiesel fuel and other valuable products.

According to the report, the Asia Pacific region is expected to dominate the castor oil derivatives market in the time period 2018-26. India is projected to be the major production hub of castor oil derivatives globally, followed by Brazil, Russia, Paraguay, Philippines, Brazil, China, Ethiopia, and Thailand.

Some prominent market players of global castor oil and derivatives market are Liaoyang Huaxing Chemical Co., ITOH Oil Chemicals Co. Ltd., Jayant Agro Organics, Bom Brazil, Hokoku Corporation, Ltd., Kanak Castor Products Pvt. Ltd., Thai Castor Oil Industries Co. Ltd., Gokul Overseas, and others are among the major global players in the castor oil market.

Download report details HERE and HERE (Source: The Market Plan, 28 July, 2019) Request For Table of Contents:

More Low-Carbon Energy News Castor Oil,  Biochemical,  Biofuel,  

Castor Oil Biofuel Production Pilot Launched (Int'l Report)
Date: 2019-01-18
Rome-headquartered ENI Bio is reporting the launch of a castor oil biofuel pilot project in Gafsa, Tunisia, where the company will cultivate 140-hectare of castor oil plants. The fruit from the plants will be used in the ENI biorefinery in Venice and subsequently in the biorefinery in Gela on the island of Sicily. The experimental project aims to find alternative raw materials in place of palm oil and to fuel ENI biorefineries.

When the plants are in their final stages of maturation, their fruit will be harvested in order to evaluate the yield in oil per ton and to define an extended cultivation plan. (Source: ANSA Med, 16 Jan., 2019) Contact: ENI Bio, +39 06 598 22030, Fax: +39 06 598 25488,,

More Low-Carbon Energy News Biofuel,  Castor Oil,  Oil Seed,  

PCJ Developing Castor Oil Biodiesel Blend (Ind. Report)
Petroleum Corp. of Jamaica
Date: 2017-08-07
In Kingston, the Petroleum Corporation of Jamaica (PCJ), the government agency charged with leading the country's energy resources, reports it has developed a castor seed oil for use in diesel vehicles. The blend could replace 97,000 bpy of imported oil and save Jamaican motorists an estimated $540 million per year in imports.

PCJ is making the effort to develop local alternative energy sources to rely less on imports and help advance the Jamaican economy and agricultural sector with satellite farms even as small as an acre being able to grow caster plants.

As previously reported, small-scale trials and improvements to the new blend are ongoing in cooperation with the Jamaica's University of Technology. (Source: Petroleum Corp. of Jamaica, Various Media, 4 August., 2017) Contact: Petroleum Corp. of Jamaica, Winston Watson, Gen, Mgr., (876) 929-5380,

More Low-Carbon Energy News Petroleum Corporation of Jamaica,  Castor Seed Biodiesel,  Biodiesel Blend ,  

Jamaican Castor Biodiesel R&D Enters Vehicular Trials Phase (R&D)
Petroleum Corporation of Jamaica
Date: 2017-06-23
In Kingston, the Petroleum Corporation of Jamaica (PCJ) is reporting that its castor oil B5 biodiesel blend is now in the vehicular trials phase. The biodiesel research is being conducted in conjunction with the Ministry of Agriculture, the Bodles Agricultural Research Station and the Caribbean Agricultural Research and Development Institute (CARDI.

The incorporation of the PCJ's B5 blend is expected to displace about 97,000 bpy for a savings of approximately J$540 million. The project is also expected to boost the demand for locally grown castor beans.(Source: Petroleum Corporation of Jamaica, Jamaica Observer, 21 June, 2017) Contact: Petroleum Corporation of Jamaica, Winston Watson, GM, (876) 929-5380,; Caribbean Agricultural Research and Development Institute,; Jamaica Ministry of Agriculture,

More Low-Carbon Energy News Petroleum Corporation of Jamaica,  Castor Bean,  Biofuel,  Biodiesel,  

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