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Friday 08 April, 2005

D1 Oils Plc

Technology Update

D1 Oils Plc
08 April 2005

8 April, 2005

D1 Oils completes trial of D1 20 refinery and sells first bio diesel

D1 Oils plc ('D1 Oils') today announces the successful completion of a rigorous
24hr x 7 days continuous production trial of the latest version of its D1 20
modular biodiesel refinery trans-esterification process. The refinery is
designed to convert crude vegetable oil into biodiesel that meets European
quality standard EN14214.

During the trial the D1 20 met performance specification, producing EN 14214
compliant biodiesel which has been sold to a UK transportation company.

The trial was witnessed and independently audited by Mott MacDonald, a global
power engineering consultancy with a turnover in 2004 exceeding 600 million

The trial was conducted using rape seed oil. Jatropha oil will be processed by
the D1 20 as soon as sufficient quantity of raw feedstock is available and a
pre-processing unit designed to process a wider range of both food and non-food
grade vegetable oils, currently under construction, is completed. This is
anticipated to be in the second half of 2005.

This trial is a significant milestone in establishing D1 Oils' proprietary
continuous process technology in the field of biodiesel production.


Philip Wood, Chief Executive Officer       D1 Oils plc       020 7321 3885

Kevin Byram/James Crampton                 Brunswick         020 7404 5959

Notes to editors:

D1 Oils plc is the owner of technical, marketing, logistical and other
intellectual property related to the establishment, development and harvesting
of jatropha plantations, the extraction of oil from the harvested seed and the
production of bio diesel and other valuable by-products from the vegetable oil.

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