PR| 2010-05-25: The Emerging Technology Corporation (ETC) Green Division has researched varieties of Jatropha trees from 4 continents over the past 2 years to find the best match for the southwest U.S. climate.  The company now has thousands of trees planted for seed stock and sapling nurseries.

ETC Green has set a goal of planting 5,000 acres of Jatropha orchards or about 4,000,000 trees over the coming years.  While the rain forests of the world are still being leveled, we are planting new forests to reduce CO2, increase oxygen, stabilize the soils and produce biofuels to reduce US dependency on foreign petroleum.  An acre of Jatropha trees will produce over 400 gallons of biodiesel per year even in an arid climate and the ETC Green spokesman suggested they expect over 1,000 gallons per acre for some of their orchards.  This is in comparison to 50 gallons/acre/year from soy beans in the Midwest US states.

ETC Green has Land-Use-Lease agreements in place and is also structuring a Co-Op relationship with additional land owners, businesses and investors who desire a stable, direct and sustainable supply of biodiesel fuel for their vehicles to avoid the uncertainty and risk of the petroleum industry.

Over the past year, GM, DoE, Toyota, Dailmer and hundreds of other organizations have embraced and invested in Jatropha Orchards as the most promising source of transportation fuel to replace the dwindling supply of petroleum sourced fuels.  The 2010 DoD Joint Operating Environment (J.O.E.) Report suggests that the world will begin experiencing petroleum shortages within 2 years.  While jatropha is a viable biofuel crop, ETC Green is using this crop to establish market share, infrastructure and distribution relationships while migrating to micro algae sourced biofuels.

BP’s Deepwater Horizon tragic oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico is what the end of the oil age looks like. The cheap, easy petroleum is gone; from now on, we will pay steadily more and more for what we put in our gas tanks—more not just in dollars, but in lives and health, in a failed foreign policy that spawns foreign wars and military occupations, and in the lost integrity of the biological systems that sustain life on this planet.” Richard Heinberg

For more information – please contact an ETC Green Biofuels Staff Member.