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Detail

Area
Jamaica
Commodity Group
Biofuels
Commodity
Biodiesel
Date
01/06/2017
Policy Category
Renewable energy
Policy Instrument
Biofuel policy
Description
Supported the development and commercial launch of castor oil-based biodiesel, with a view to cut the country’s energy import bill and contribute to the reduction of GHG emissions.
Notes
The state-owned Petroleum Corporation of Jamaica has developed diesel containing 5 percent of castor oil-based methylesther and is testing the biodiesel on motor vehicles. Reportedly, the Jamaican Government is envisaging the introduction of transport biodiesel, with a view to cut the country’s energy import bill and contribute to the reduction of GHG emissions.