JatrophaWorld 2008 -- Global Jatropha Industry Platform where Jatropha Experts met Businesses and Jatropha Entrepreneurs met Investors

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Jatropha Curcas came under the spotlight recently at JatrophaWorld 2008, which is being touted as the single largest international gathering of Jatropha entrepreneurs and financiers. Over 350 delegates from 40 countries convened in Jakarta, Indonesia on 23-24 January to be a part of the JatrophaWorld 2008 phenomenon. A panel of internationally acclaimed experts delivered insightful speeches on Jatropha plantation management, project finance, agronomy, genetics, tissue culture, Carbon trading, CDM financing, harvesting, irrigation, oil extraction and processing, and applications of Jatropha and Jatropha by products. Discussion on the socio-economics of Jatropha put the crop in perspective as a tool for rural poverty alleviation. The second conference in the JatrophaWorld 2008 series will be held in Miami on 10-11 June 2008.

At a point in time where the success of Jatropha investments are hinging on a better understanding of the crop, JatrophaWorld 2008 rode high on the enthusiasm surrounding Jatropha's potential as Biodiesel feedstock and a source of renewable energy and poverty alleviation.

JatrophaWorld 2008 saw over 350 Jatropha experts, industry players and entrepreneurs from 40 countries convening at the summit, which presented a snapshot of the Jatropha markets and industry.

Organized by CMT-Centre for Management Technology, the event attracted a wide portfolio of delegates including bankers, venture capitalists, investors, financiers, Biodiesel producers, plantation owners, entrepreneurs, scientists, agronomists and government officials.

The expert panelists at the conference covered a wide range of topics that presented an excellent overview and overall summary of all the latest developments in Jatropha to date.

The topics and issues discussed at the event included Jatropha plantation management in Southeast Asia, the latest on Jatropha Agronomy and genetics research, new developments in oil extraction and processing, the status of development in mechanical harvesting technologies, irrigation technologies and current and future applications of Jatropha and its by-products.

Discussions on Carbon trading and CDM financing explored alternative revenue streams for Jatropha investors. The social economics of Jatropha, and its impact on rural development was also examined and discussed with a wide variety of views expressed on Jatropha's role as a tool for poverty alleviation.

Mr. Cheung Siu Ming, Executive Director of Oleo Bioenergy Investments based in China rated JatrophaWorld 2008 as "Valuable to the investors and other companies involved in Jatropha Biodiesel" echoing the sentiments of the delegates who were at the event.

Mr. Trevor Newbold, CEO of NOILS, based in the Bahamas, commented that "The presentations were most informative and the information shared CURRENT."

JatrophaWorld 2008 saw huge numbers of investors looking for the right opportunities, and project developers looking for investors. The ten hours of business networking opportunities created a positive environment for the striking of deals.

Mr. Paul Dalton, CEO of Dream Fuels Ltd., based in the US, reported having "met TWO investors who are VERY interested in investing into my project in the US and Costa Rica".

Mr. Paul Dalton is one in many success stories amongst the JatrophaWorld 2008 delegates. Many delegates who were there to meet the their fellow investors and the speakers provided glowing testimonials on meeting the "right people" during these events.

Mr. Marc Stammbach, Director of MBD Biodiesel, based in Australia, comments reflect these opinions, when he said that "important business connections were developed in networking events"

JatrophaWorld 2008 Delegates also had the opportunity to visit a fully operational Jatropha plantation in Sukabumi, West Java. Delegates were taken on a tour of the vast acreage, and then participated in a lively discussion on plantation management techniques during the question and answer session.

The JatrophaWorld 2008 phenomenon is now going to the United States.

JatrophaWorld 2008 will be held in 10th-11th June in Miami. JatrophaWorld 2008 will once again bring together the best expertise from all over the world, presenting new perspectives relevant to the American, and Latin American investments, as well as revisit the investment outlook in Asia and Africa.

Visit http://www.futureenergyevents.com/jatropha for more information about JatrophaWorld 2008 in Miami.

About Centre for Management Technology:
A global organizer HQ in Singapore, CMT is dedicated to the provision of latest business and technology information through high profile conferences for varied industries. CMT forums encircle the globe from Asia Pacific to Middle East to New Europe/Russia and the Americas. In 25 years of operation, CMT has hosted leading conferences on Petroleum, Refining, LPG, future fuels like Biodiesel, Biofuels and Coal to Liquids, Gas to Liquids, Bio mass to Liquid Technology and many more. Visit http://www.cmtevents.com for further information about us.

For More Information on JatrophaWorld 2008 -- Miami, please contact:

Ms. Divya Sangam
Event Marketing Executive
Tel: 65 6346 9140
E-mail: divya@cmtsp.com.sg
Fax: 65-63455928

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