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IFAD Jatropha Conference Rome Karl E Watkin MBE Founder D1 Oils Plc Lessons learnt Creating 250,000 Jobs for the global rural poor Tel +44 7808 690069.

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1 IFAD Jatropha Conference Rome Karl E Watkin MBE Founder D1 Oils Plc Lessons learnt Creating 250,000 Jobs for the global rural poor Tel /04/08

2 UK biofuel needs 'threaten delta' Hundreds of bird species are in danger from plans to plant sugar cane and build a refinery in Kenya Juliette JowitJuliette Jowit, environment editor The ObserverThe Observer, Sunday April

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4 Major Issues facing Jatropha as a bio fuel The markets mis-perception of Bio Fuels The plethora of “experts” and “enthusiasts” Ill informed NGO’s, Media, and pressure groups Lack of sustainable government strategy Non sustainable planting Wild seeds with questionable disease resistance and oil yield Logistics and use of bio mass to maximise return

5 If Jatropha is to have a future An independent body to certify sustainable and fair trade Jatropha A concerted effort to differentiate the sustainable Jatropha from other bio feedstocks Financiers need to put their money where there mouth is and give solid support to sustainable Jatropha and technology A clampdown on planting of wild seeds and unsustainable planting and encouragement of licensing of higher yielding disease resistant breeds expertise from companies such as A re education programme for NGO’s and “experts” to deliver a differentiated message Pressure on Governments to deliver long term consistent plans to support their posturing on Climate Change, the immediate scrapping of the unfair US B99 “splash and dash” subsidy for bio diesel in The USA Commitment by all Jatropha enthusiasts to deliver end to end Global best practice by sharing world class solutions eg and

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7 7 S W I T C H I N G O N T H E G R E E N L I G H T Fundamentals of Helius  Build, own and operate biomass fired power stations taking advantage of renewable legislation  Strong experienced management team in place  High focus on risk mitigation  Construction of first two projects expected to begin in 2008  Using proven technology burning readily available biomass fuel  Early profitability from development fees  Project pipeline identified Private & confidential © Helius Energy Limited All rights reserved. Intellectual property rights apply.

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