Canadian firm interested in biofuel project
Fri, 17 Apr 2009 14:31
TradeInvestKenya Staff

Canadian company, Bedford Biofuels has expressed an interest to plant Jatropha trees for a biofuel project in Kenya's Tana Delta region, Business Daily reports.

If approved by residents and the National Environment Management Authority (Nema) the multi-million shilling project aims to produce biofuel within the next four years.

Bedford has already acquired several ranches in the area which it will use for the planting of Jatropha.

Joel Ruhu, a local director of the company said that the project comes as a blessing to the area because most of the livestock on the ranches have died leaving large areas of land lying idle for years.

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