Day 01

Introduction

Program

  • Morning:
    • Presentations
  • Afternoon:
    • Visit to the old Jatropha trees in Bilibiza
    • Visit Jatropha fields around ADPP and the BBC

Goal

After this day the participants should have an understanding of why bio-fuels are getting so much attention, what different bio-fuels exist, in what ways Jatropha is different from other fuel crops, and what is happening in different parts of the world. They should also understand the differences between fist, second and third generation bio-fuels and the trends in bio-fuels. They should also know about the toxicity of the plant and understand how bio-fuel production can contribute to development. For the last topic they must be able to distinguish between the impacts and potential of small scale bio-fuel production for local development versus large scale production for the world market.

Materials

  • Power point presentation
  • Videos about Jatropha/bio-fuels
  • A copy for the FACT Jatropha Handbook for each participant
  • Samples of bio-fuels, e.g.:
    • Wood pellets
    • Oil palm kernels
    • Oil palm oil
    • Copra
    • Jatropha seeds
    • Jatropha press cake
    • Jatropha oil
    • Cotton seeds
    • Cotton seed cake
    • Cotton oil
    • Castor seeds
    • Castor oil
    • Sugar cane ethanol
    • Bio-diesel
    • Diesel (for comparison)
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