Global Clean Energy Holdings announced the establishment of a new non-profit research organization: The Center for Sustainable Energy Farming ( The center's mission is to perform cutting-edge plant science research in genetics, breeding and horticulture, and further develop technologies to allow for the economic commercialization and sustainability of energy farms globally. The center will initially focus on Jatropha curcas, a promising 2nd and 3rd generation biodiesel and bio-jet fuel feedstock species.

Research at the center will be focused on increasing agricultural production; creating a sustainable feedstock supply; reducing inputs including the use of fossil fuel, pesticides, water and fertilizer, and developing new and sustainable biofuels. In furtherance of the P3 (People, Planet & Profit) concept, the center's work will strive to improve the quality of life of the farming communities, and preserve and renew the environment through the application of plant science and biotechnology, while generating sustainable profits for the farmers and other stakeholders. 

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