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    Prospects for Jatropha-based Biodiesel in LAC

    Saturday, September 26th, 2009

    From the Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture (IICA):
    Jatropha touted as “one of the best alternatives” for biodiesel production in the Americas

    Argentina, Brazil and Costa Rica discussed the generation of fuels from Jatropha curcas, also known as physic nut or piñoncillo.

    According to Jamil Macedo, coordinator of a hemispheric agroenergy network, “Despite its limitations, the [...]

    The High-Level Caribbean Sustainable Energy Seminar

    Thursday, July 31st, 2008

    Temas Observation: This seminar is a follow-up to the meeting held in Guyana last year, where some of the same promises were made. Let’s hope that not another year must pass before something more concrete emerges from this initiative.
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    From the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB):
    Plans to unleash the Caribbean region’s renewable energy potential gain momentum [...]

    An Agreement to Promote Caribbean Renewable Energy Projects

    Tuesday, August 7th, 2007

    Temas Observation: While the parties to this agreement say it’s about all renewable energy sources — not just bioenergy — and energy efficiency, it’s difficult to escape the conclusion that this is mostly about bioenergy and that energy efficiency, solar, wind, geothermal, tidal and wave power will get short shrift. Bioenergy clearly is the [...]

    Guyana to Host Caribbean Bioenergy Seminar

    Saturday, July 28th, 2007

    To fully understand the antecedents for this seminar, check out prior posts on the IDB’s strategy for biofuels, the OAS’ renewed commitment to sustainable energy, and Guyana’s biofuel protential.
    From the Guyana Government Information Agency (GINA):
    Government to convene high-level bio-level seminar
    In light of recent reforms and growing interest in the production of bio-energy, Government will be [...]