Deal #634

Location #1

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Administrative region
Location
Tamil Nadu, Indien

Target country
India

Land area

Comment on land area
so far, the project has been carried out via CF off the lease; recently, the company expressed interest to lease land in Tiruchirapalli

Intention of investment

Intention of the investment
Biofuels

Nature of the deal

Nature of the deal
Lease

Negotiation status

Negotiation status
[2007] Concluded (Contract signed)
[2010] Intended (Expression of interest)
Comment on negotiation status
"Not finding it convenient to collect from farmers’ scattered plots, [the company] is in search of government wasteland to lease for planting Jatropha on a large-scale" (Montobbio et al. 2010:891 f.)

Implementation status

Implementation status
[2007] In operation (production)
[2013] Project abandoned
Comment on implementation status
JV business is dormant, see NEOS Annual Report 2013:37

Contract farming

Contract farming
Yes
Not on leased / purchased area (out-grower)
Yes
Not on leased / purchased area (out-grower, in ha)
12000

Operating company

Comment on investment chain
D1-Mohan Bio Oils Ltd. is a joint venture (at 50:50) between D1 Oils plc, a UK-based multinational company, and Chennai-based Mohan Breweries & Distilleries Limited

 

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Data source #1

Data source type
Research Paper / Policy Report
File
Date
2010-01-01
Comment on data source
Ariza-Montobbio, Lele, Kallis, Martinez-Alier, " The political ecology of Jatropha plantations for biodiesel in Tamil Nadu, India"

Data source #2

Data source type
Media report
File

Data source #3

Data source type
Company sources
File
Comment on data source
NEOS annual report 2012

Data source #4

Data source type
Company sources
File
Date
2013-06-30
Comment on data source
Neos Annual Report 2013

Data source #5

Data source type
Company sources
File
Date
2014-12-31
Comment on data source
Neos Annual Report 2014

Detailed crop, animal and mineral information

Crops area
Jatropha

Use of produce

Has domestic use
Yes

In country processing of produce

In country processing of produce
Yes
Comment on in country processing of produce
BIO (Biofuel production)

How much water is extracted?

Comment on how much water is extracted
IND

Overall comment

Overall comment
Part of national governments national biodiesel mission to provide 20% of Indias biodiesl requirements by 2017. project in Thiruvannamalai not successful, relocation to Tiruchilappalli where D1 is looking to lease large land tract to do large-scale agriculture by themselves

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