Toyota Motor Thailand Co. Ltd. joins with PTT plc and Kasetsart University in a 31.9 million baht ($840,000) 2-year project to develop biodiesel from the jatropha curcas plant. Jatropha curcas is an oilseed plant that grows in tropical or subtropical areas as a shrub or small tree. The plant is easy to establish, and grows relatively quickly – 7.8 in. (20 cm) in the first month and up to 6.5 ft. (2 m) in the first year. The tree produces seed after 12 to 18 months and can bear fruit for ...

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