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Friday 06 January, 2006

D1 Oils Plc

D1 Oils Clarification

D1 Oils Plc
06 January 2006

                                                                January 6th 2006
                              D1 OILS CLARIFICATION

D1 Oils (D1) wishes to clarify its position on investment in its Indian
operations to produce biodiesel from jatropha oil, following media reports. D1's
direct investment in India is currently estimated at approximately £1.5m this
year. Media reports of an investment of over £300 million in India relate to a
total potential investment over the next five years in the cultivation of
jatropha and the production of biodiesel through D1 related activities,
including investment by joint venture and third party oil supply agreement
partners, bank loan finance for farmers facilitated by D1, National and State
Government support and investment by D1 itself.

D1 Oils plc:
Graham Prince, Head of Corporate Communications
Tel: +44 (0) 20 7321 3892
Mobile: +44 (0) 7973 323840

Brunswick Group:
Helen Barnes, Associate
Tel: +44 (0) 20 7404 5959

Notes to Editors:

D1 Oils plc is a UK-based global producer of biodiesel from renewable energy
crops. It 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 biodiesel and other valuable by-products from jatropha and other
vegetable oils.

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