SG Biofuels Partners with Roundtable on Sustainable Biofuels for Jatropha Initiative

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The SG Biofuels/RSB pilot is evaluating the practicality and usability of RSB sustainability standards applied against a 1,400 acre (600 hectare) Jatropha community-farming model established by SG Biofuels in Guatemala. SG Biofuels has also eliminated the harvest sale risk to the farmers by providing guaranteed purchase contracts of 100 percent of the production. The company recently announced the first elite Jatropha cultivar, JMax 100 ( earlier post ), optimized for Guatemala.

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California ARB considering four new low-carbon fuel pathways; Neste renewable diesel and sugarcane molasses ethanol

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Others are sugarcane molasses ethanol from Guatemala; mixed feedstock to biodiesel from Texas; and a new ARB-staff-developed pathway for North American landfill gas. Because Neste purchases its feedstock from various Australian rendering plants, it calculated its pathway rendering emissions using data from a sampling of Australian rendering facilities. is a company based in Guatemala that produces and exports ethanol derived from sugarcane molasses.

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