JOil (S) Pte Ltd
BDAI award for JOil on path breaking research and yield enhancement in Jatropha

Singapore / 5th November 2014: JOil was honoured with an award from the Biodiesel Association of India (BDAI) for its Path Breaking Research and Yield Enhancement in Jatropha, in the recently concluded Biodiesel Conference at New Delhi, India.  The award was received by Dr Hong Yan, Chief Scientific Officer, JOil Singapore from the Honourable Minister of State for Railways Shri Manoj Sinha. The award honours JOil’s commitment to research and commercialization of Jatropha as a viable biodiesel crop. 

Since 2008, JOil has engaged itself in Jatropha centred research and is presently offering 2 of its elite varieties JO S1 and JO S2 for commercial cultivation. JOil also has a pipe line of interspecific, intraspecific and GM Jatropha varieties which are bred for improved commercial traits and are in different stages of evaluation. JOil also focuses on value addition to the by-products obtained in the Jatropha value chain, more specifically on detoxification of Jatropha seed cake. JOil has an in depth knowledge on Jatropha agronomy and has its trial farms established across the globe. JOil is presently developing commercial scale Jatropha projects in India and West Africa.

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About JOil (S) Pte. Ltd.

JOil is a joint venture company incorporated by Temasek Life Sciences Laboratory Limited, Tata Chemicals (through its wholly-owned subsidiary, Tata Chemicals Asia Pacific Pte Ltd), Toyota Tsusho Corporation, and other investors in 2008. Its main business include the development, propagation and sale of elite Jatropha seedlings and improved genetically-modified seedlings for commercial cultivation as well as to engage in agronomy research and provision of agronomy advisory. It has operations in India, Indonesia, China, Kenya, Thailand and the Philippines. In 2011, JOil completed the acquisition of PT Monfori Nusantara, a leading tissue culture facility in Indonesia. JOil is an active member of Jatropha Working Group of Roundtable for Sustainable Biofuels, and is committed to ensuring sustainability.

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