Kenya: New policy will boost development of biodiesel industry
Source : biofuels-news.com
Kenya has invented a new five-year strategy for developing biodiesel as a clean source of energy. The country hopes the move to biodiesel will cut the country free from its reliance on fossil fuel imports. The strategy aims to tackle global warming and recommends using environmentally friendly green fuel made from jatropha and other locally grown trees for biodiesel production. Jatropha is suitable for feedstock because it is a non-food crop. Studies show that Jatropha is the most promising option as it requires little input to grow in unproductive land. The cost of importing petroleum is a large expense for Kenya. The country’s fuel bill increased from €1 billion in 2006 to €1.1 billion in 2007. The strategy aims to fast track the development of biodiesel so Kenya can phase out its dependence on imported fossil fuels.
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18 November 2009 |
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