Isle ethanol efforts stall

two surviving ventures face high hurdles Ask just about anyone involved in the effort to start a home-grown ethanol industry in Hawaii and invariably the word "challenging" comes up. Challenging, it turns out, is an understatement. Four years ago companies were lining up to build ethanol production facilities in Hawaii after the state launched...

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SG Biofuels Launches World’s First Elite Jatropha Cultivar

SAN DIEGO, Feb. 22 /PRNewswire/ — SG Biofuels, a sustainable plant oil company specializing in the development of Jatropha as a low-cost, sustainable source of oil, today announced the launch of JMax 100, a proprietary cultivar of Jatropha optimized for growing conditions in Guatemala with yields 100 percent greater than existing varieties. JMax 100...

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