Monarca BioFuel Project in Mexico expands, adding another 33,000 hectares of Jatropha

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Monarca BioJet fuel project in the Yucatan of Mexico is adding another 33,000 hectares of Jatropha to produce seed oil feedstock so they can export directly to the US to supply BioFuel refineries needing low cost feedstock.

Sustainable Energy, Water & Food Security

BioJet Fuel is in Demand

The bioJet fuel market is growing faster than the supply and a number of biofuel refineries are planned to be online by 2019 without low cost seed oil feedstock in volume.

Jack Katz, the CEO of Monarca, a Mexico City based Corporation, has a plan with great vision to produce bioJet fuel for Mexican aviation as well as produce low cost seed oil for export to the US refineries.

“Our Monaca project in the Yucatan is being expanded to add another 33,000 hectares of Jatropha to produce low cost seed oil for the US refineries,” says Katz.

Katz continues, “Our current project on 33,000 hectares in the Yucatan near Cancun is focused to produce 30 million gallons annually of biojet fuel for the Mexican government Aviation Services Department (ASA); however, several new biofuel refineries are planned in the US and I believe we can supply seed oil in volume at the best price and drive this intuitive”.

Katz concludes, “The Yucatan of Mexico has land, water, a year around growing season, an abundance of labor and the government support for our program to create a biofuel center in the Yucatan. Our Monarca biojet fuel project near Cancun is the first to include a Honeywell UOP refinery at the plantation to grow, refine and deliver certified biojet fuel 60 kilometers to the Cancun International Airport. Next, we will add another 33,000 hectare plantation near the port of Progresso on the Yucatan to produce and ship over 50 million gallons of seed oil annually to the biofuel refineries in the US. This will expand and diversify our market and products.”

“The Jatropha plantation is driven by new high yield sustainable agriculture practices that will push the hybrid Jatropha fruit production over 50% higher using less land, less water, fertilizer and chemicals by building soil health. This plantation will be the most efficient high production biofuel operation in the world,” says Michael Chaplinsky, President of Turf Feeding Systems and COO for Agriculture for Monarca.

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Jack Katz, CEO - Zphere Works, S. de R.L. de C.V., a Mexican Limited Liability Company - Cerrada Manchester 13, floor 3 - Mexico City, 06600

Michael Chaplinsky, President – Turf Feeding Systems, Inc. Houston, Texas – USA
COO - Agriculture - Zphere Works
+1 713.849.9040

Mr. Jack Katz is the CEO of Zphere Works, S. de R.L. de C.V headquartered in Mexico City. Mr. Katz has been in the waste to energy business for over 10 years. His background has been focused on integrating government agencies with solutions in waste and environmental issues. He has brought together teams of designs and implementers to structure and install systems that address municipal waste and water quality. Mr. Katz has just launched a municipal waste to energy project for Cancun.

Michael Chaplinsky is the President of Turf Feeding Systems a world leading company in fertigation, headquartered in Houston, Texas. Mr. Chaplinsky has developed new technologies integrating fertigation, new irrigation technologies and special soil treatments to reduce irrigation water up to 50%, reduce fertilizer and chemicals 60% while increasing crop production as much as 50%. Mr. Chaplinsky works and speaks at many agriculture conferences worldwide. He is a world expert in Soil Restoration, Water Efficiency and Sodium Issues in water and soil. He developed a new sustainable agriculture program that restores poor soil and produces higher crop production, while reducing water, fertilizer and chemicals. He states, “The world population has passed 7 billion and will pass 9 billion by 2050; however tillable productive farmland in the world is diminishing. My mission is to restore damaged farmland not bulldoze native forests to increase farmland

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