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Jatropha is Base for Sustainable Biodiesel Advance

31 May 2013

US - Alternative Fuels Americas (AFA) has completed research trials targeting jatropha trees as a feedstock source for sustainable biodiesel.

It is now moving to establish above ground oil fields in central America as a staged entry into a market forecasted to exceed $500 billion (€386 billion) by 2019.

AFA already operates a 25 acre pilot plantation with 40,000 mature jatropha trees in Costa Rica.

"We have a strong degree of certainty that we can successfully farm and harvest Jatropha for the purpose of profitably producing biodiesel. We have dedicated much time and substantial resources to reaching this goal, which was a necessary rite of passage," comments AFAI CEO Craig Frank.

"Now that we have reached our breakthrough we can continue towards profitably producing and selling biodiesel and initiate our plans to enter additional markets worldwide."

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