Country

MALAWI

Start

2005

Objective   

Bio Energy Recourses 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 seedcake 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

Start

February 2017

Objective  

Planting Jatropha with selected lines of JatroSolutions, 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) - NGO http://www.our-children-and-our-future.de

Impact

- Hedges of Jatropha as border of the center 

- OCAOF is indeppendent of external energy supply systems 

- Valueable contribution to reduce CO2 emissions 

- Use of press cake as organic fertiliser 

- Practical example for the vocational trainees