OilPrice.com reports on Jatropha, considered a wonder biofuel by some, is struggling to take root in the Third World.
Boeing and Air China announced that they had successfully conducted China’s first sustainable biofuel flight, a two-hour journey using a jatropha-based fuel.
A newly engineered jatropha seed will soon be planted in over 250,000 acres worth of land, according to a biofuels company in California.
A report issued by Yale University shows that jatropha, a shrub that bears oily seeds thought useful for biofuel, still shows promise with the right engineering.
The American automaker and the Department of Energy recently announced that they’ll be working together to explore the commercial bio-diesel potential of a plant traditionally thought of as a weed.
The space shuttle Endeavour recently delivered plant cell cultures to the International Space Station in an experiment aimed at discovering the effects of microgravity in developing a bio-fuels supercrop.