Last update: 09.07.2011
Botswana: Swedes eye budding biofuels industry
Source : mmegi.bw
The Swedish government and its private sector are hoping to secure a foothold in Botswana's nascent biofuels industry that kicked off recently with plans for a five million-litre per annum processing plant. According to a Memorandum of Understanding signed between the two countries on Tuesday, Sweden has identified several projects, including the budding biofuel industry, as areas for cooperation. Specifically, the Swedes hope to be involved in jatropha research, the "wonder plant" whose cultivation and oil are expected to fuel the processing plant government plans to purchase this year. Botswana plans to switch the processing plant's feedstock from animal fats to jatropha after 2016 and is presently cooperating with Japan in an intensive research project.
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28 March 2011 |
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