Monday, September 1, 2008

The New Biofuel?

It's resilient like flooring, hearty like mom's soup, and lasts about 30 to 40 years (longer than your high school yearbook). What makes the South American jatropha plant so important? Let's ask the Israeli company, Galten, who made a $10 million investment in this future biofuel seed.

That's exactly it. A seed. A lonely seed with a big 40 percent potential of changing the biofuel industry. As with all these plant-like organisms (algal, sugarcane, switchgrass, etc.) the biggest challenge is harnessing its energy potential. Perhaps they should call Glen Kertz from Valcent Products for a solution.

Source: TreeHugger News
Image Credit: Woetan

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