EnBW Energie Baden-Württemberg AG and the University of Hohenheim are working together in a pilot project within the “Clean Development Mechanism” (CDM) arrangement under the Kyoto Protocol. The two partners will investigate the viability of sustainable and large-scale cultivation of jatropha plants with the overall goal of reducing greenhouse gases. By working together with the University of Hohenheim and the Hohenheim start-up JatroSolutions GmbH, EnBW has found competent partners for this project. A contract for this particular land use has recently been signed and the first seedlings have been planted on a 3,000-ha plantation. The partners are hoping to increase the cultivation area to 100,000 ha should the project be successful.