Couple Oil Crop Agricultural System adds Value to Biofuel & Debunks Food versus Fuel Debate
Monday, March 04, 2013
Posted by CJP
The volatility of crude oil prices exposes world economy to significant risk and costs on an annual basis. International Monetary Fund finds that a 10 percent increase in the price of crude reduces global GDP by 0.2-0.3 percent in one year, significantly hampering the modest growth world economy has seen in the last few years. Unlike other alternative fuels, biofuels already experience substantial use in the market and are likely to remain the dominant alternative fuel for the conceivable future. For a 2nd GEN biofuel to gain dominance in society at large, it needs to not only be cost competitive with oil, but it also must aid in carbon emission reduction goals, provide price stability, be produced at scale, provide similar service characteristics to fossil fuel, and work with today’s infrastructure.
Until today, food crops (corn, sugar, and vegetable oil) have been the primary source of biofuels for transportation, but increased use of these fuels has created more problems than solutions: rising food prices and food price volatility, and accelerated expansion of agriculture in the tropics. The Centre for Jatropha Promotion & Biodiesel (CJP) is a bioenergy crops research and development company that is meeting global demand for sustainable plant oil by working towards scientific commercialization of dedicated biodiesel crops that will lend credibility; reliability and scalability. With a fully integrated platform featuring a world-class leadership and science team, the most advanced multifeedstocks research into all aspects of nonfood energy farming crops improvement program in the industry and addressing the complete value chain, CJP is bringing the opportunities of nonfood oil to reality.
A Research & Development programme on Nonfood oil crops/ oilseeds has been going on to address various researchable issues. The CJP has developed technologies for multiplication through seeds/cuttings, pruning, agro-forestry techniques, mass multiplication through in-vitro techniques, package of practices etc and standardization of some of the developed technologies is ongoing process. There have been enthusiastic achievements/results as regards to:-
Nonfood oil crops (NFO) improvement to develop high yielding varieties with better quality of the reliable seed source;
- Standardization of propagation techniques
- Development of various propagation techniques through seeds & cuttings;
- Standardization of Spacing
- Agri-silvicultural trials with suitable intercrops;
- Post harvest tools and technology;
- Value addition of oil meal of important NFO Crops
This Centre for Jatropha Promotion & Biodiesel (CJP) analysis focuses on the a number of primary non-food sources of biofuels — Jatropha, Jojoba, Castor, Pongamia, Moringa, Simarouba and Microalgae — and details the amount of each type of feedstock that could be sustainably produced and utilized across the globe without compromising the fertility of agricultural soils, displacing land needed to grow our food, or threatening the health of our farms and forests.
Scientist at Biodiesel Business Academy (BBA) are experimenting two types of alternative cropping systems and associated management practices that might be used to generate large amounts of biofuel feedstocks while better protecting environmental quality and ensuring food security. A mix of perennial trees and annual crops could offer the best chance to produce a sustainable biofuel, according to the finding of scientists working at BBA.
Farmers, growers and project developers today, both those in existing businesses and new entrants, live in an environment where they by necessity have to keep an eye on new opportunities. As well, diversification of cropping opportunities, within the limits of good business sense, provides an essential part of risk management in new Biodiesel feedstock farming. Undertaking the research and supporting industries searching for new products is only the first stage of CJP’s work.
Unless the work is communicated to the widest possible audience the potential of these Biodiesel Crops will never be fully realized. That is why CJP is organizing Global Programme to bring together the expertise and brightest brains to provide the information required for those who want to know more about 2nd generation biodiesel crops. Following global programmes are scheduled to take place in coming months of the year 2013
July 30 & 31, 2013, Jaipur, India: Global Jojoba World 2013: 2 Day Jojoba State of Art International Workshop
August 2 & 3, 2013, Jaipur, India: Global Pongamia World 2013: 2 Day Pongamia State of Art International Workshop
September 23-27, 2013 Jaipur, India: 6th Global Jatropha World Integrated Nonfood Biodiesel Farming & Technology Training Programme
October 25 & 26, 2013, Jaipur, India: Global Algae Biodiesel World 2013: 2 Day Algae State of Art International Workshop
November 212 & 22, 2013, Jaipur, India: 2nd Global Moringa Meet 2013: 2 Day Moringa State of Art International Workshop
CJP’s Programme is aimed at consolidating much of the recent research information into an easy to learn format for those searching for the latest information on Biodiesel Crops. The BBA has proud to present the industry’s leading training portfolio developed specifically to focus on the needs of commercially-minded business executives from both within and beyond the bioenergy industries.
While talking about center’s advancement, the Director BBA Mr. Mishra told, “When you talk about next-generation biofuel, you’re talking about more than cultivating nonfood feedstocks that don’t compete with food or animal feed crops for land. You’re also talking about a whole lifecycle approach to making biofuel cultivation both a commercially viable and an environmentally sustainable prospect and just by attending above Programmes you can ensure an establishment of effective energy farm with profit”.
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