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Patrick,

Biodiesel production in Florida is limited by
the lack of indigenous oil supply.  The largest
producer imports virgin oil from the midwest.
We BESTers would like to see some homegrown oil.

Cultivating Jatropha in Florida is a recent activity.
There are two companies active in Florida.

JatrophaTech, Inc.
http://www.jatrophatech.com

Xenerga, Inc.
http://www.xenerga.com
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Heck,Patrick T wrote:

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> I'm hearing a lot of negative feedback regarding ethanol as an
> alternative fuel. Here is a short article from Fortune magazine which
> discusses an alternative source for biodiesel. Is this common already
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> "BP's answer to food-based ethanol: The oil giant believes an inedible
> plant called jatropha can ease global fuel demands. It could boost
> incomes in Africa and other impoverished regions too."
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> http://money.cnn.com/magazines/fortune/fortune_archive/2007/09/17/100259
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> Patrick T. Heck
> Communications Specialist
> SNRE, Research and Outreach/Extension Office
> Phone (352) 392-7622
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