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Driving the development of sustainable biodiesel from Jatropha Curcas
9-10 July 2009 – Melia Mexico Reforma Hotel, Mexico City, Mexico
Learn from 20+ Leading Jatropha Experts, Including:
Opening Keynote Address by:
Francisco López Tostado, Undersecretary of Agriculture,
Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock, Rural Development, Fisheries and Food (SAGARPA), Mexico

Kirk Haney Rafael Arellanes


Chief Executive Institute of Bioenergy and
Officer Alternative Energy
SG Biofuels Mexican State of Chiapas

Christian Daniel T. Colbert


Langaard Executive Director
Managing Partner JatrophaBioJet
Euro-Latin Capital Corporation

José Heriberto Mendoza


Dr. Lionel Fernando López Senior Agronomist
Country Director Guatemala National Institute of
TechnoServe Agricultural Research

Plus Practical Case Studies, Insight


and Analysis from:  First class networking opportunities prior to
• Thilo Zelt, Director, and during the event

 Have your say and question the experts in


Jatropha Sustainable Biofuels Alliance
• Miguel Almada, National Director, Biofuels
Program, Argentine Ministry of Agriculture
interactive sessions
• Mike Lu, Chief Executive Officer,  Co-located with Biofuels Markets Mexico
Curcas Diesel Brasil & President, Brazilian
& Central America on 8th July
Association of Jatropha Growers
• William Grathwohl, Chief Executive Officer,
Biogreen Oil
• Kevin Conley Smith, Vice President for Latin
America, Abundant Biofuels
• Ricardo Asturias, General Director, La conferencia se desarrollará
Biocombustibles de Guatemala en inglés y español con
and many more... traducción simultánea.

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Organised By: Part Of:


Jatropha Markets Americas will provide valuable insight into the potential Endorsed By:
of Jatropha as a commercially viable feedstock for biofuel production.
Attend Jatropha Markets Americas and find out what market
developments led the Presidents of Mexico and Colombia to sign an
agreement in January 2009 to build a $936,000 experimental biodiesel
plant in southern Mexico with a daily production capacity of 12,000 liters.
Learn why the Mexican Ministry of Agriculture has recently identified
some 2.6 million hectares of land to produce Jatropha. (Source: Reuters)
Following these exciting developments in the Mexican market, Mexico
City will host this must attend event, enabling industry participants from
Latin America and the US to connect. Jatropha Markets Americas will take
place alongside Biofuels Markets Mexico & Central America.

Why should you attend Jatropha Markets Americas?


• Learn from practical experiences in Mexico, Guatemala and Colombia
• Meet the entire Jatropha value chain in one place
• Benefit from over 6 hours of networking opportunities
• Gain valuable insight into the global volume of the Jatropha market
• Find out about governmental Jatropha growing schemes and policies
• See how GHG emissions from Jatropha products can be tracked
and reduced
• Identify extra revenue streams and financing opportunities through
carbon credits
• Assess your project finance options and the impact of the credit crunch on
the Jatropha market
• Hear the latest research on genetic varieties and best agronomic practices
• Get information on the new Jatropha harvesting machinery
• Review the latest processing, oil extraction and refining technologies
• Explore pure plant oil applications for Jatropha curcas
• Take part in interactive panel discussions and help to shape the future
Jatropha market
• Question experts from Mexico, Colombia, Ecuador, Brazil, Argentina,
Guatemala, USA, Germany, Italy, Finland and the Netherlands

Have your say


If you have any questions you would like our expert panel to answer, please
email dana.vogel@greenpowerconferences.com.
One of the fantastic new features of Jatropha Markets
Americas is the online networking system – all pre-registered
WHO WILL YOU MEET AT JATROPHA MARKETS AMERICAS? delegates, speakers and guests can contact each other,
The conference will bring together key players from the biodiesel, Jatropha and financial
organise meetings and network before, during and after the
communities with an unrivalled combination of feedstock producers, plantation
event using this easy to use, private networking system. For
developers, refineries and biodiesel producers. You will have chance to network with:
more information, please visit our website.
• Biodiesel Producers • Petroleum & Refining Companies
• Agronomists, Scientists & Seed Sellers • Feedstock Producers
• Plantation Developers • Transport Industry Representatives
• Environmental Engineers • Commodity Traders & Brokers
• Solutions to Equipment & • Power Producers & Utilities
Technology Providers • Renewable Energy Consultants SERIES
• Government Representatives • Biodiesel Technology and
• Chemical & Agricultural Suppliers Equipment Suppliers Now in its 4th year, the Biofuels Markets World Series, which
• Bankers & Investors • Associations & Press includes the Jatropha Markets Series, is an annual calendar of
• University Staff & Researchers bioenergy events which provide an excellent platform to do
business with biofuels industry leaders in rapidly expanding
PARTICIPANTS AT OUR PREVIOUS JATROPHA EVENTS INCLUDE: markets, keeping you on the road to greater profitability.
ABID Biotreibstoffe • ABPPM • BioDiesel Technologies • Bioshape • Curcas Diesel Brasil • Where the international biofuels industry meet to do
De Smet Engineers • Diligent • Du Pont de Nemours • ED&F Man Biofuels • EMBRAPA business - Over 7000 high caliber delegates have attended
Agroenergia • ENECO • Energem Biofuels • Fuelstock • GEM BioFuels • GEXSI • the series to date.
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DAY ONE – 9TH JULY 2009

08.30 Registration and Welcome Coffee 12.30 Networking Lunch Break

09.00 Welcome Address by Chairman


Country Case Studies
09.10 Opening Keynote Address Each speaker will give a short case study of 15 minutes to
Francisco López Tostado, Undersecretary of Agriculture, be followed by a Question and Answer session.
Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock, Rural Development, 13.30 Case Study: Mexico
Fisheries and Food (SAGARPA), Mexico • Social business and integrated village biofuel production
in Latin America
Global Market Potential • Perspectives for rural development and energy supply
Dr. Bernd Neugebauer, Director, Trees for People, Mexico
09.30 Jatropha as a Next Generation Feedstock
for Biodiesel Case Study: Colombia
• What are the production costs and oil characteristics? Jairo Benavides, Deputy Director, Planning Institute for
• Opportunities for genetic improvement Energetic Solution (IPSE), Colombia
• Sustainability and impacts on the environment
Kirk Haney, Chief Executive Officer, SG Biofuels, USA Case Study: Guatemala
• Biodiesel for rural development project
Dr. Lionel Fernando López, Country Director,
Overview of the Global Jatropha Markets
TechnoServe, Guatemala
• GEXSI’s Jatropha analysis of global deal-flow pipelines
• How competitive is Jatropha? Case Study: Haiti
Thilo Zelt, Director, Jatropha Sustainable Biofuels Alliance, Kathleen Robbins, Director of Clean Energy, Green
Germany Microfinance, Haiti

10.20 Question and Answer Session with Speakers Case Study: Brazil
Speaker to be announced
10.30 Networking Refreshment Break
14.30 Question and Answer Session with Speakers

Biofuel Policies, Jatropha Programs 14.50 Networking Refreshment Break


and Sustainability
Sustainability and Carbon
11.10 Panel Discussion: National Policy Environment
and its Consequences for Jatropha Production
15.30 Jatrophabook.com: A Global Tool for
• Income generation and sustainable use of Jatropha for
rural development Jatropha Sustainability
• Competing claims between food and bio-fuel production • Traceability of Jatropha products & following GHG
• Definition of waste land and challenges to ecosystems emissions reductions
Roberto de la Maza, Technical Secretary Senate Commission • Deforestation phenomena
of Environment, SENER, Mexico* • Creation of employment opportunities
Miguel Almada, National Director, Biofuels Programme, Giovanni Venturini Del Greco, President, Jatrophabook, Italy
Ministry of Agriculture, Argentina Identifying Carbon Reduction and Co-Financing
Opportunities
Promotion of Jatropha Plantations and the • How does the Clean Development Mechanism work
Organization of Producers in the State of Chiapas in practice?
Rafael Arellanes, Institute of Bioenergy and Alternative • How can decentralized projects be certified?
Energy, State of Chiapas, Mexico • Can reforestation and substitution of fossil fuels through
Jatropha be incorporated in carbon credit schemes?
The Brazilian Biodiesel Program: A Program for Alberto Carrillo Pineda, Country Manager, South Pole Carbon
Jatropha from Family Farms Asset Management, Mexico
• Food + energy: the integrated solution for family farmers
• PRONAF: financing for family farmers 16.20 Closing Discussion Session
• Anti-poverty funds for associations of family farmers
Mike Lu, Chief Executive Officer, Curcas Diesel Brasil &
16.45 Close of Day One & Networking Drinks
President, Brazilian Association of Jatropha Growers, Brazil *awaiting final confirmation

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DAY TWO – 10TH JULY 2009

08.30 Welcome Coffee & Networking 12.20 Networking Lunch Break

09.00 Welcome Address by Chairman Processing, Refining & Downstream


Considerations
Financing and Funding Jatropha
13.30 Processing and Refineries
09.10 Panel Discussion: Attracting Finance and • Oil extraction and purification
Investment for Jatropha Projects • Oil fraction and quality
• Press technology
• How do you attract investment partners for your projects?
• Solvent extraction
• How do you retain investor’s interest during a global
Kevin Conley Smith, Vice President for Latin America,
recession?
Abundant Biofuels, USA
• Role of private equity and microfinance for Jatropha
Christian Langaard, Managing Partner, Euro-Latin Capital,
Case Study: Considerations for Setting Up
United Kingdom
William Grathwohl, Chief Executive Officer, Biogreen Oil,
Jatropha Plantations with a Biodiesel Factory
The Netherlands • Site selection and agronomic feasibility
Kathleen Robbins, Director of Clean Energy, • Propagation and cultivation methods
Green Microfinance, Haiti • Plantation management
• Economics of a biodiesel factory
Ricardo Asturias, General Director, Biocumbustibles de
Feedstock: Agronomy, Output & Production Guatemala, Guatemala

09.50 Seed R&D: Genetics, Breeding Technologies Advances in Seed Cake Detoxification
& Varieties Speaker to be announced
• Genetic varieties and pricing
14.30 Question and Answer Session with Speakers
• Genetic markers for Jatropha biodiversity evaluation and
breeding 14.50 Networking Refreshment Break
• Crop traits, breeding schemes and
propagation techniques
• How to identify desired crop traits for breeding Jatropha Based Jet Fuel -
Dr. Frederico Durães, General Director, Revolutionizing Aviation
Embrapa Agroenergy, Brazil*
15.30 End User Closing Keynote
Agronomy: Soil Development, Irrigation, • Operating at the intersection of Jatropha biofuels,
Fertilizer & Harvesting aerospace, and carbon credit development
• Rehabilitating degraded dry lands • Renewable sourcing and emission reductions as the
• Soil conditions, nutrient management and irrigation primary objective in petroleum replacements for aircrafts
• Pest and disease management Daniel T. Colbert, Executive Director, JatrophaBioJet
• Pruning and flower induction Corporation, USA
• Intercropping
José Heriberto Mendoza, Senior Agronomist, 16.00 Jatropha Sustainable Biofuels Alliance Info Session
National Institute of Agricultural Research, Ecuador
Lead by:
10.40 Question and Answer Session with Speakers The Jatropha Alliance (www.jatropha-alliance.org) will present
the organization and its initiatives for building a sustainable
10.50 Networking Refreshment Break Jatropha industry. There will be room for discussion and
feedback about specific initiatives for the Americas.
Thilo Zelt, Director, Jatropha Sustainable Biofuels Alliance,
Advances in Mechanized Harvesting
Germany

11.30 The TDI Máquinas Agrícolas Jatropha Harvester 17.00 Close of Conference
• How does mechanized harvesting work in practice?
• Technological solutions
Senior Representative, TDI Máquinas Agrícolas, Brazil

Plantation Model for Mechanized Harvesting FEEDBACK FROM OUR PAST JATROPHA EVENTS
• Results from harvesting tests
• How do you tailor Jatropha planting to “It has helped my business enormously. You have made
harvest mechanically? a genuine difference to my business” Fuelstock
Speaker to be announced
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*awaiting final confirmation
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Co-located Attracting investment to scale Don’t miss out - discuss these
with: up biofuel production in topics and more with key biofuel
Mexico and Central America industry experts, including:
8th July 2009, Melia Mexico Reforma Hotel, Mexico City, Mexico Salvador Rivas, Director of Energy,
El Salvador Ministry of Mines and Energy
Mexico and countries across Central America have great potential to grow their
Jorge López Morton, Founder,
biofuels industries as governments recognize the opportunity as a chance to
Total Energy Systems
stimulate economic growth in rural areas. Biofuels Markets Mexico & Central
America will provide an excellent opportunity to learn how, with the right Sergio Ramírez Robles, Chief Public
legislative support, they can expand production and market share. Affairs Officer, BioFields
The Mexican ‘Biofuels Promotion and Development Law’ passed in 2008 pushes Tammy Klein, Executive Director, Global
for the development of biofuels that do not threaten food security. Government Biofuels Center & Americas,
representatives, speaking at this event, will highlight how private and foreign Hart Energy Consulting
investment is encouraged under the new regulations and analyze the impact of a Raúl Félix, Coordinator Climate Change
proposed blending mandate which would create a national demand of up to 700 & Renewable Energy Practice,
million gallons of ethanol. Baker & McKenzie
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 USD 399
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A limited number of reduced fee passes are available for farmers and out-growers intending to or currently planting (8-10 July)
Jatropha Curcas in Mexico or Latin America with a production facility of up to 5 hectares. Small-scale cultivation passes will
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