National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) has approved plans for a 60,000tpy biodiesel project by China National Offshore Oil Corp. (CNOOC) (Beijing). The project will provide a biodiesel unit in CNOOC’s Dongfang Petrochemical City near the facilities of the Fudao Chemical Fertilizer project. Foundation work began in July. The project will use Jatropha curcas as raw material for production. One kilogram of the dried fruit from Jatropha curcas is expected to produce 0.3kgs of biodiesel.