Front Runners

Within the last years, JatroSolutions initiated several Jatropha projects all over the world. Below we provide you with a brief selection of our recent projects. Thereby our customers used either our ProteinFeed or GreenFuels seeds.

 

Country

MALAWI

Seeds

GreenFuels

Start

2017

Objective
&
Description 

Bio Energy Resources Ltd (BERL) is an initiative founded in 2006 and funded in part by large corporate social responsibility funding. Designed as an out grower project growing Jatropha curcas trees across 10 districts in Malawi (Africa) as an additional crop for small holder farmers. Farmers grow an average of 500 Jatropha trees as a boundary hedge around the fields of other crops so as not to interfere with food production. BERL guarantees to buy all the nuts harvested by the out grower farmers. The nuts are processed in a central oil expelling facility and the oil is sold for blending with diesel at a ratio of 10% oil to 90% diesel to produce a bio fuel. The seed cake is sold to farmers as an organic fertilizer which has many added benefits for the enhancement in the growth of plants and the health of the soil.

Partner

BERL Ldt.


Country

UGANDA

Seeds

GreenFuels

Start

 2017

Objective
&
Description  

Planting Jatropha with selected varieties of JatroSolutions (GreenFuels), producing oil from Jatropha and use the Jatropha crude oil (JCO) as renewable energy for the power units of the Training Center in Masaka, Uganda

Partner

Our Childeren and our Future (OCAOF)

Impact

- Hedges of Jatropha as border of the centre

- OCAOF is independent of external energy supply systems 

- Valuable contribution to reduce CO2 emissions 

- Use of press cake as organic fertiliser

- Practical example for the vocational trainees


Country

KENYA

Seeds

ProteinFeed

Start

2017

Objective

Commercial Chuta Plantation

Partner

Tomkesa Holding, private company

Description

Tomkesa Holding is a private farm, owned by a German-born farmer and his Kenyan wife. In 2015 they decided to invest in 15 ha of edible Jatropha for which they purchased seeds from our ProteinFeed cultivars to a) produce vegetable oil for the local market and b) utilize the remaining press cake as high-quality protein feed for their chicken farm. The seedlings were grown in a nursery, soil preparation was done to provide adequate conditions for growth and development of the plants and the plantation was established in 2017.


 

 If you are interested to also become a Jatropha Front Runner, please contact us!