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MIEUX CONSULTING (PVT) LIMITED

Biodiesel Development and Jatropha plantation project in Pakistan

Table of Contents
Executive Summary ................................................................................................................................. 4 Diesel Demand in Pakistan....................................................................................................................... 5 Rationale behind a renewable alternative ............................................................................................. 10 Rationale behind the simultaneous development of biodiesel in Pakistan ............................................. 13 Biodiesel: A Technical Introduction ........................................................................................................ 15 Advantages........................................................................................................................................ 16 Disadvantages ................................................................................................................................... 17 Potential Feedstocks.......................................................................................................................... 18 Biodiesel in Europe, USA and India ........................................................................................................ 21 Production and the choice of feedstock ............................................................................................. 21 Government Interventions ................................................................................................................ 22 Biodiesel in Pakistan ............................................................................................................................. 24 Production and the choice of feedstock ............................................................................................. 24 Government Interventions ................................................................................................................ 29 Challenges ......................................................................................................................................... 31 Conclusion and Recommendations ........................................................................................................ 33 Appendices............................................................................................................................................ 34 Appendix I: Projected Income Statement of a small scale biodiesel production facility....................... 34 Appendix II: Projected Cash Flow Statement of a small scale biodiesel production facility.................. 35 Appendix III: Projected Balance Sheet of a small scale biodiesel production facility............................ 36 Appendix IV: Country-wise breakup of biodiesel production in western countries ............................. 37

Executive Summary
The last century has seen the development of a global dependence on fossil fuels. However, the pattern of consumption would have to evolve as the world now moves towards resource depletion. A decline in supply is ensured, but the rise in demand is also unavoidable as countries continue to develop. Pakistan consumes around two billion gallons of diesel per annum. This number is only expected to increase, due to the growth in the transport dependent commerce. Energy security has taken precedence in policy discussions and it is imperative to develop the only solution to this dilemma: renewable fuels. Biodiesel, a vegetable oil derived renewable fuel, epitomizes the sustainable development, as it develops an alternative source of energy while sustaining the environment. Pakistan can benefit from the economies of scale by developing the biodiesel industry in conjunction.

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The presence of International donor agencies and foreign...
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