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Agreement to Boost Jatropha Growth in Ghana

26 August 2013

GHANA - Ghana-based Smart Oil, active in the production of renewable energy from jatropha curcas and subsidiary of Italian company Smart Oil 2, has signed a license and services agreement with Quinvita, a developer of jatropha as a sustainable bioenergy crop.

The agreement provides Smart Oil with access to Qunivita’s advanced agronomy know how as it plans to further develop its 700 hectare jatropha plantation, reports Biofuels International.

‘‘This is a logical step in the further development of our current Jatropha plantation," claims Smart Oil 2 chairman Rodolfo Danielli.

"The Smart Oil plantation is without any doubt one of the most advanced in the northern hemisphere to deliver profitable Jatropha curcas," adds Quintiva CEO Henk Joos.

"In addition it is located in one of the most suitable growing belts for Jatropha in the world."

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