Australia is emerging as a possible major source of feedstocks for second-generation biofuel such as the hardy jatropha curcas. Speaking to media after the first successful sustainable biofuel test flight, Air New Zealand CEO Rob Fyfe suggested that the massive arid regions of northern Australia would be an ideal region for cultivation. Currently, fast-growing jatropha is labeled a noxious weed by the Australian states--Queensland, Northern Territory and Western Australia--considered ...

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