SG Biofuels partners with Brookhaven National Laboratory

Brookhaven National Laboratory, Brookhaven, N.Y., will research Jatropha curcas as a sustainable, low-cost feedstock and chose California-based SG Biofuels as its source for seed and oil to test combustion properties. SG Biofuels has the largest library of jatropha material in the world and operates plantations in Latin America.
During the tests, jatropha will be blended with residual oil combusted in a commercial boiler that has been used to test other biofuel blends over the past few years. Measurements of gases and particulates in the stack will be taken to evaluate the differences blending makes. Physical and chemical properties will also be evaluated.