Saturday, September 29, 2007

Jatropha Curcus

Bill Clinton's Global Institute is sponsoring a program that will grow Jatropha Curcus saplings on St. Vincent, send the saplings to Guyana to establish plantations, then bring the seeds back to St. Vincent to press out an oil that can just about be used directly in diesel engines. The project involves something like $300-million US. I'll write more as I figure out the details. Looks interesting, though.
My guess is, from what I've found on the internet, that it owes a lot to the Gonsalves charisma.