Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Croton Biodiesel Fueling Mt Kenya matatus

[Nairobi, Kenya]
Well, I just got my hands on some biodiesel based on the indigenous croton megalocarpus tree that's ubiquitous in East Africa. My contacts in the Nyeri/Nanyuki region (near beautiful Mt. Kenya - aka Mt. Kirinyaga - which sits right on the equator) are able to produce about 500 Litres a day, and then reselling it at about KShs 55 per Litre. CHEAPER than diesel.

So, if you peeps in the West (or other parts of Africa) are looking for something "hot" to invest in, I'd say a project like this has no way to go but up. Incidentally, this project could use more "investment" for expansion.

Think green energy and how keeping monies that would've been spent on petrol will go to better use supporting local farmers and the domestic economy. This is the key to Africa's prosperity.

By the way, we're soon gonna get started on hemp cultivation here in East Africa. You can find out more on my Twitter updates: http://Twitter.com/MaxTheITpro

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2 comments:

t said...

Lagosian is a great site. ThANKS.

I wish I'd visited more of your seven wonders of Nigeria. Someday. You in Bahrain!!!??! Nice.

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