April 06, 2008

Florida Company Cultivating Jatropha For Biodiesel

jatropha seed
The roots for a new energy crop in Southwest Florida have been planted.

In LaBelle, a company called My Dream Fuel LLC is cultivating Jatropha curcas, a tree-shrub that shows promise as a new biodiesel crop in the U.S. that could one day power engines and generators.

Nearly 1 million seedlings are in the ground at a nursery in Hendry County and promoters are looking for farmers – here and across the country – to raise them as oil-producing plants.

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Anonymous said...

jsirs: we are very much interested in this fuel as bio-diesel, however we also are waiting to see what the distrabution system will do with it, we have 50 acres in ruskin, fl. that is virtually doing nothing, as the cost of food production is taking all the profit out of farming. we would welcome further information on this fuel.jhimes

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