Yunnan looks to trees to help solve energy crisis

June 2006
ICIS Chemical Business;6/5/2006, Vol. 1 Issue 22, p13
Trade Publication
The article reports that Jatropha curcas trees are being planted in the province of Yunnan, China to increase the region's fuel supply and solve the energy crisis. Scientists have found that the seeds of Jatropha curcas trees have a high oil-content. There is an increase in energy consumption in China since 1998. The Yunnan project aims to extract bio-diesel from the trees.


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