Monday, January 10, 2011

Global Clean Energy Holdings launches Center for Sustainable Energy Farming

In California, Global Clean Energy Holdings announced the establishment of a new non-profit research organization: The Center for Sustainable Energy Farming ( ). The Center’s mission is to perform cutting-edge plant science research in genetics, breeding and horticulture, and further develop technologies to allow for the economic commercialization and sustainability of energy farms globally.

The Center will initially focus on Jatropha curcas, that Global Cleans states is a potential 2nd and 3rd generation biodiesel and bio-jet fuel feedstock species. Research at the Center will be focused on increasing agricultural production; creating a sustainable feedstock supply; reducing inputs including the use of fossil fuel, pesticides, water and fertilizer, and developing new and sustainable biofuels.