JatrophaWorld 2010

06-07 Oct, 2010 - Rotterdam, NETHERLANDS

Inntel Hotels Rotterdam Centre

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06 Oct, 2010 - Wednesday
09:00

Welcome and Introduction

Partners for Innovation B.V

A-Z of Jatropha Production

Global Jatropha Practitioners’ Roundtable (presentations I-VII followed by discussion)

- Case studies of plantation management including: propagation, pruning,pest and disease management, fertilisation, irrigation, weeding, harvesting, intercropping
- Production model: centralised management / outgrowers / small holder scheme
- Mechanisation and GPS monitoring
- Yields and economics
- Oil processing technology, set-up and logistics

09:15

(I) Jatropha Development in Thailand, Myanmar, Laos, Cambodia

09:45

(II) Jatropha Plantation & Biofuel Development in Central America

10:10

(III) Maximizing the Returns on Investments (growing in Mozambique and Tanzania)

- Cost of jatropha cultivation and oil production
- Revenue projection

Sun Biofuels Ltd
10:35

Discussion followed by Refreshments

11:15

(IV) Challenges of Building an Integrated Sustainable Biofuels Business Supported by Small Scale Farmers in Malawi

11:40

(V) Jatropha 2.0 – Breeding, Biotech and Molecular Agronomics: How an Integrated Platform is Bringing the Opportunities of Jatropha to Reality

- Major strategic partnerships that drives advancements
- The role of breeding, biotechnology and molecular agronomics in accelerating crop improvements
- Community farming initiative in Guatemala
- JMax 100 - elite cultivar of Jatropha

12:05

(VI) Experience of Seed Processor in Tanzania and Prospects for the Future

12:30

Discussion

12:45

Networking Lunch

Waterfront Restaurant , Ground Floor

14:00

Chairman’s Remarks

Jatropha Alliance
14:05

Advances in Mechanical Harvesting

- Results from field trials
- Plantation design to suit mechanical harvesting
- Costs and economics

BEI International LLC
14:25

Advances in Mechanical Harvesting

- Harvesting in Africa, experiences and results
- Different harvesting methods
- Future challenges with mechanization

End-Users' Perspectives on the Jatropha Value Chain

14:45

Offtaker’s View on Jatropha as Biofuel Feedstock

- Neste oil's requirements for feedstock
- Sustainability criteria for jatropha production

15:10

Jatropha Investment from the Perspective of a Power Producer

- Investment in Brazil (By Api Nova)
- Investment in Ghana and Mozambique (By SAB)
- Drivers that led to the jatropha investments
Mr. Alessandro Berti
Business Development Manager, Bioenergy & Biofuels Division

Api Nova Energia

Business Development Manager
SAB srl (JV between Api Nova Energia and Seci Energia)

15:35

Discussion followed by Refreshments

16:10

International Trade & Logistics of Jatropha Oil

- Pricing and competitiveness
- contracts
- Trading and logistics

Sustainability & Certification

16:35

Practical Implications of EU Renewable Energy Directive's (RED) Sustainability Requirements for Jatropha Project Developers

17:00

Jatropha Sustainability Roundtable: Towards Sustainable Jatropha Production & Certification

- Sustainability criteria for agriculture/feedstock production/biofuels
- International certification schemes
- Impacts on land use change
- How to improve GHG performance
- Project developer's implementation strategies and challenges

Jatropha Sustainability Roundtable:

Partners for Innovation B.V

17:40

Discussion followed by end of Day 1

18:00

Networking Reception

On board "James Cook" - 2hr Cruise Visit to Rotterdam Port

hosted by

Networking Reception Sponsor

07 Oct, 2010 - Thursday
09:05

Potential of Bio-Jet Fuel for the Aviation Industry

Jatropha R&D

09:30

Breeding and Producing Elite Seedlings for Jatropha Plantation

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09:55

Jatropha Genomics and Its Implication on Breeding

10:20

Biotechnological Strategies for Improvement of Jatropha

10:45

Discussion followed by Refreshments

11:25

Jatropha Curcas: High Yielding Accessions and Improvement

11:50

Adding Value to Jatropha Curcas through Breeding and Innovative Processing

- Update on breeding strategy and status of the D1 Oils breeding program
- Overview on existing D1 Oils cultivars
- Innovative processing technology and the production and testing of jatropha kernel meal as high protein source for animal feed

Quinvita N.V.
12:15

Pure Jatropha Oil from Decentralized Oil Mills as Fuel for Adapted Diesel Engines, Requirements on Engine Technology and Fuel Quality

Vereinigte Werkstätten für Pflanzenöltechnologie (VWP)
12:40

Final Discussion followed by Networking Lunch

Waterfront Restaurant , Ground Floor

14:00

End of Conference

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