Events / February 2014

2 Days Global Castor Integrated Nonfood Biodiesel Farming & Technology Training Programme 2014

Global CASTOR CONGRESS 2014

February 2 & 3, 2014, Jaipur, India

BACKGROUND

Centre for Jatropha Promotion & Biodiesel (CJP) is pleased to announce the 2 Day Castor State of Art International Workshop viz. Global Castor Congress – 2014 to be held on 2- 3 February 2014 at Jaipur, India. India meets more than 80% demand of Castor oil thereby enjoying dominant position in the World Castor Scenario. The global castor Products market estimated to be over US$ 1.2 billion is highly dependent on India. CJP in its attempt to bring the Castor fraternity together is organizing this International workshop to deliberate and focus on the growing and harvesting Castor. This 2 days International workshop will also provide a unique opportunity for open discussions & exchange of views about the issues pertaining to Castor biodiesel business

About Castor Crop

Castor is an important non-edible oilseed crop of the family Euphorbiaceae with great utilitarian value in industry, agriculture and pharmaceutical sectors. The presence of hydroxyl group and double bonds in ricinoleic acid (D-12-hydroxyoctadec-cis-9-enoic acid) imparts unique chemical and physical properties for castor oil which makes castor oil a vital industrial raw material and stabilizes the oil against oxidation. Besides reducing life-cycle emissions because of its high oil content (50%), relatively high crop yield and less competition with food crops. Life cycle analysis of biodiesel produced from castor showed that the greenhouse gases emissions were reduced by 90% when compared to petroleum diesel. Given the widespread presence and ease of cultivation of the castor oil plant it could be cultivated in conjunction with subsistence agriculture programs as a potential oilseed feedstock for biodiesel CJP has honour to establish this untapped resource as alternative source for Bio- Diesel industry of future. More at http://www.jatrophabiodiesel.org/castor/index.php

THE OVERVIEW

CJP’s 2 Days Global Castor Integrated Nonfood Biodiesel Farming & Technology Training Programme focuses on the entire Castor production from Ground zero to scale. Topics are carefully selected to cover the Agronomy, Biology, Engineering, Marketing and Financial aspects of Castor commercialization. CJP is recognized as an important platform for productive exchanges among the Academic, Commercial and Investment communities. Join us at this unique knowledge platform to share the latest information on:

An Update from the Castor Industry Advances in Castor Research & development Production Systems Commercial track of Castor — Leading the Way to New heights Harvesting and Extraction Frontiers of Castor Biotechnology and so on–¬

THE OPPORTUNITY

The members of Castor crop industries can use the resources to be outlined in the meeting to collectively focus on their goals and pursue them in ways that improve their chances of making best bet decisions. This will involve identifying consumer needs, clearly defining the Castor crop product, establishing the human and technical components of the supply chain and entering a commercial market, once appropriate benchmarks for investment, growth and returns have been set. Applying such an approach to Castor crop industry, one can also provide a framework for the industry to determine its needs in terms of future growth, research and development

THE ISSUES

Castor has demonstrated a favorable response to many of the practices and techniques currently used in agriculture, but research is needed to understand its unique properties that can be manipulated to coax the crop to reach its fullest potential. Among agronomic questions that can only be readily got answered in the programme with assurance are:

Biology, Biodiversity & Physiology

Gremplasm, Genomic, Genetic Improvement & Propagation

Agronomics and sustainability

- R&D status, available varieties, yield, optimal conditions

-Farm Design & Management

- Greenhouse gas benefits

Economics

- Economy, Marketing & Health-promoting Properties

- financing requirements of large scale projects

- is this industry attracting the needed capitals?

- Carbon credits

- Existence of meaningful supply chains

- Market demand and its perspectives: aviation, health, cosmetic

Scale

- Large-scale vs. small-scale

- Local use vs. export

Castor Oil and Oil technology & Quality

Ethics

- Impact on local communities

- Involvement of small holders

Next Generation Biofuels Feedstock

In the recent years Castor oil industry has caught the great attention in the global market and, as the world’s one of the Castor producer, India plays a very important role in it. Thus, it is very important for stakeholders of Castor oil industry to continuously and constantly to keep updated on the technology due to its potential in maximizing productivity and achieving further efficiency. CJP holds the Global CASTORWORLD 2013 as an important event for global Castor stakeholders. This event will provide reliable information on Castor, market dynamics, and also with the latest issues in the industry.

The Forming and Managing Supply Chains in Agribusiness learning package helps managers to learn what is required to “hand craft” their own supply chain as a way of improving their Castor crop enterprise’s chances of success. The package would be of interest to anyone in the Castor crop development process, but is specially targeted at those who are close to the full commercialization stage. Castor Global Programme shall Highlights the updated research and technology; Experts will meet to reveal the latest developments in Castor research, the newest agricultural, horticultural, harvesting and modification techniques, and tell how the process can be scaled up. It will provide an excellent opportunity to the investors, entrepreneurs, renewable fuel experts, their associates and academia to share their experiences and knowledge on Castor. It will give them an excellent opportunity to know more about the latest research and developments in production .The Programme would cover all the topics related to Castor Industry with oil/biodiesel plants visit

2 Days Global Castor Integrated Nonfood Biodiesel Farming & Technology Training Programme 2014 will have the unfolding of the latest status of Castor farming to fuel to develop new business avenues and also to strengthen the existing ones.

Friends, this is advance intimation to you all so that you can keep 2nd & 3rd February 2014 booked for this important event in Castor. We take this opportunity to cordially invite you to participate in this International workshop by registering as soon as possible

This is a NOT to be MISSED Opportunity to new growers to start CASTOR BUSINESS

Seize this opportunity to begin business with Castor Bean and REGISTER Today

Please contact via e-mail or telephone for further details and obtaining registration form.

Cordinator(Programme)

Centre for Jatropha Promotion & Biodiesel

E-mail: admin@biodieselacademy.com

Website http://www.jatrophabiodiesel.org

Date

2–3 February 2014

Location

Jaipur India

Event type

Training

Event Industry/Topic

Clean Energy Food & Agriculture

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