The Jatropha Harvest Experience was held in Costa Rica, April 7 – 10, 2010. This event developed by United Biofuels of America (UBA), is an annual outreach program to create awareness of biofuel development in Central America.

The Jatropha Harvest Experience, 2010, Costa Rica, was the second annual event dedicated to the propagation of knowledge of Jatropha Biofuel Farming. This Event brought nearly 100 attendees from over 15 different countries wanting to experience the Harvest first hand, collaborate and participate in UBA Round Tables.

The first UBA Latin America Round table was held at the conclusion of this important event, to discuss “go forward” steps in developing over 245,000 hectares of Jatropha plantation developments throughout the region.  Participantes from Costa Rica, Panamá, Honduras, Guatemala, Brazil, USA, Colombia, Puerto Rico, Venezuela, Trinidad and Tobago, Guatemala, Argentina, Ecuador and Perú attended this Round Table.

The UBA Round Table primary mission is The Million Gallon Challenge which is designed to meet end-buyer contracts for Jatropha Crude Oil (JCO). These require significant plantation developments to ensure feedstock supply. This project will require several hundred thousand hectares of Jatropha plantation development over the next 5 years, regionally in Central and South America.

This ambitious plan represents 2,000,000 gallons per day production when operations are at full capacity.

UBA is working to eliminate barriers and to facilitate development throughout Central, South and North America for this initiative.

The UBA development platform for The Million Gallon Challenge covers the following critical areas:

  1. FINANCING SOLUTIONS
  2. INSURANCE/GOVERNMENTAL
  3. FARMING/PLANTING & GPS MONITORING SYSTEMS & EQUIPMENT
  4. ENVIROMENTAL IMPACT & SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT PACKAGE
  5. TECHNOLOGICAL FARMING PACKAGE “INTENSE FARMING FOR PROPAGATION” W/IRRIGATION & FERTILIZATION
  6. PLANTING MATERIAL FOR PROPAGATION
  7. MONITOR, EVALUATE & MITIGATION PACKAGE
  8. MECHANIZED HARVESTING EQUIPMENT – DE HUSKING EQUIPMENT – OIL EXTRACTION EQUIPMENT
  9. QUALITY CONTROL & ASSURANCE LOGISTICS PACKAGE
  10. STORAGE & SHIPPING CONTAINERS
  11. END BUYERS

“Our mission is to spread and ensure best practices in the regional development of fuel crops. This includes first and foremost, sustainable crop production that is environmentally and socially effective as well optimized development that ensure ROI for the developers.” said Michael Klein, Chief Development Officer for UBA

“We believe that Jatropha is a primary key to sustainable Biofuel while positively impacting global climatic concerns. This second generation fuel crop does not need high value land, has incredible carbon reduction capabilities, is renewable, intercrops easily, and has one of the highest oil content of any plant.” Said the President of UBA, Daniel Yepez

Continuing, Mr. Yepez said, “One of the main reasons for such a successful event is our evangelizing concept, an A to Z coverage in Jatropha development.  A truly hands on experience that covers the complete cycle; planting, pruning, propagation, harvesting, de husking, oil extraction, etc., as well as business and agronomic development packages to facilitate development.”

The world has moved, by necessity, into a new era of alternative energy solutions. Three critical factors have motivated Biofuel development into the largest growth industry in the world.

  1. Peak Oil is reached in this decade. Peak Oil is the point in time when the maximum rate of global petroleum extraction is reached, after which the rate production reaches terminal decline.
  2. Under developed countries, especially China and India has pushed the supply and demand ratio to all time highs, and will continue have serious impact on the demand ratios as we move forward over the next 20 years. As a result, Goldman Sachs is predicting a rise in the price to $200 a barrel within the next couple years and Gazprom predicts $250.
  3. Global consumption of fossil fuel has pushed Greenhouse gas emissions to the point of no return, creating a Global Green Movement socially as well as in financial sectors.

Over the past 10 years, global studies have produced several alternative Biofuel solutions that will play a critical role moving forward over the next 20 years.

Jatropha Curcas has become the number one choice for oil bearing trees, suitable for large scale plantation development. Its high oil content and robust nature allows it to be grown in many parts of the world. Its low break-in costs and ease of plantation development, as well as the fact that it is not a food stock has created this status.

United Biofuels of America, through 4 years of R&D, has been working with Jatropha Curcas. Coupled with the perfect natural growing conditions found in Central America, the origin of Jatropha, and the incredible demand for Jatropha Crude Oil, UBA has created a unique opportunity for those investors looking for a viable Biofuel business.The Jatropha Harvest Experience was held in Costa Rica, April 7 – 10, 2010. This event developed by United Biofuels of America (UBA), is an annual outreach program to create awareness of biofuel development in Central America.

The Jatropha Harvest Experience, 2010, Costa Rica, was the second annual event dedicated to the propagation of knowledge of Jatropha Biofuel Farming. This Event brought nearly 100 attendees from over 15 different countries wanting to experience the Harvest first hand, collaborate and participate in UBA Round Tables.

The first UBA Latin America Round table was held at the conclusion of this important event, to discuss “go forward” steps in developing over 245,000 hectares of Jatropha plantation developments throughout the region.  Participantes from Costa Rica, Panamá, Honduras, Guatemala, Brazil, USA, Colombia, Puerto Rico, Venezuela, Trinidad and Tobago, Guatemala, Argentina, Ecuador and Perú attended this Round Table.

The UBA Round Table primary mission is The Million Gallon Challenge which is designed to meet end-buyer contracts for Jatropha Crude Oil (JCO). These require significant plantation developments to ensure feedstock supply. This project will require several hundred thousand hectares of Jatropha plantation development over the next 5 years, regionally in Central and South America.

This ambitious plan represents 2,000,000 gallons per day production when operations are at full capacity.

UBA is working to eliminate barriers and to facilitate development throughout Central, South and North America for this initiative.

The UBA development platform for The Million Gallon Challenge covers the following critical areas:

  1. FINANCING SOLUTIONS
  2. INSURANCE/GOVERNMENTAL
  3. FARMING/PLANTING & GPS MONITORING SYSTEMS & EQUIPMENT
  4. ENVIROMENTAL IMPACT & SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT PACKAGE
  5. TECHNOLOGICAL FARMING PACKAGE “INTENSE FARMING FOR PROPAGATION” W/IRRIGATION & FERTILIZATION
  6. PLANTING MATERIAL FOR PROPAGATION
  7. MONITOR, EVALUATE & MITIGATION PACKAGE
  8. MECHANIZED HARVESTING EQUIPMENT – DE HUSKING EQUIPMENT – OIL EXTRACTION EQUIPMENT
  9. QUALITY CONTROL & ASSURANCE LOGISTICS PACKAGE
  10. STORAGE & SHIPPING CONTAINERS
  11. END BUYERS

“Our mission is to spread and ensure best practices in the regional development of fuel crops. This includes first and foremost, sustainable crop production that is environmentally and socially effective as well optimized development that ensure ROI for the developers.” said Michael Klein, Chief Development Officer for UBA

“We believe that Jatropha is a primary key to sustainable Biofuel while positively impacting global climatic concerns. This second generation fuel crop does not need high value land, has incredible carbon reduction capabilities, is renewable, intercrops easily, and has one of the highest oil content of any plant.” Said the President of UBA, Daniel Yepez

Continuing, Mr. Yepez said, “One of the main reasons for such a successful event is our evangelizing concept, an A to Z coverage in Jatropha development.  A truly hands on experience that covers the complete cycle; planting, pruning, propagation, harvesting, de husking, oil extraction, etc., as well as business and agronomic development packages to facilitate development.”

The world has moved, by necessity, into a new era of alternative energy solutions. Three critical factors have motivated Biofuel development into the largest growth industry in the world.

  1. Peak Oil is reached in this decade. Peak Oil is the point in time when the maximum rate of global petroleum extraction is reached, after which the rate production reaches terminal decline.
  2. Under developed countries, especially China and India has pushed the supply and demand ratio to all time highs, and will continue have serious impact on the demand ratios as we move forward over the next 20 years. As a result, Goldman Sachs is predicting a rise in the price to $200 a barrel within the next couple years and Gazprom predicts $250.
  3. Global consumption of fossil fuel has pushed Greenhouse gas emissions to the point of no return, creating a Global Green Movement socially as well as in financial sectors.

Over the past 10 years, global studies have produced several alternative Biofuel solutions that will play a critical role moving forward over the next 20 years.

Jatropha Curcas has become the number one choice for oil bearing trees, suitable for large scale plantation development. Its high oil content and robust nature allows it to be grown in many parts of the world. Its low break-in costs and ease of plantation development, as well as the fact that it is not a food stock has created this status.

United Biofuels of America, through 4 years of R&D, has been working with Jatropha Curcas. Coupled with the perfect natural growing conditions found in Central America, the origin of Jatropha, and the incredible demand for Jatropha Crude Oil, UBA has created a unique opportunity for those investors looking for a viable Biofuel business.