Mexico to promote biodiesel production for aviation
(ADPnews) - Sep 27, 2010 - Mexico's Communication and Transport Ministry, through state airport administrator ASA, has signed a collaboration agreement with the northwestern state of Sinaloa for the production and commercialisation of biodiesel for the aviation.
The parties agreed to jointly develop a commercialisation strategy for biodiesel, which will be produced from Jatropha Curcas plants, the ministry announced yesterday.
The target is to produce 40 million litres (10.6 million gallons) of that biofuel in 2015.
Jatropha Curcas needs minimal volumes of water and survives prolonged drought.
Among the benefits of that project is the reduction of the greenhouse gas emissions, the use of marginal lands for Jatropha Curcas plantations and the creation of jobs.
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