Eco Fuels

From Timbuktu Chronicles Sat Dec 22 2012, 07:00:00

A Kenyan company, Eco Fuels:

...uses the oil from the seed of the croton nut we produce a liquid fuel which can replace diesel in large stationary engines such as gensets.

The excess husks and seedcake produce an organic fertiliser and plant health products as well as solid fuel which is a charcoal replacement fuel. This reduces demand for wood charcoal and can be sold at prices lower than charcoal. A Village Capital enterprise they are:

[view whole blog post ]
 See More    |     Report Abuse


You might also be interested in the following news stories:

Africa:   One Step Forward, Two Steps Back? (news)
allAfrica.com
25 July 2014

While a number of African countries have recently made some progress in improving the quality of life of their people, nearly as many are backsliding, according to the latest United Nations ... [read more]

Africa:   Innovating for Refugees (news)
UN Integrated Regional Information Networks
24 July 2014

Alexander Aleinikoff, deputy high commissioner for refugees at the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR), is frank about the challenge of innovating within what he refers to as "stodgy and sclerotic" UN ... [read more]

Africa:   At Aids Conference, Prevention Pill Stirs Excitement (news)
Voice of America
24 July 2014

Participants in this year's International AIDS Conference welcomed progress on a new pill that may prevent transmission of the deadly HIV virus - one of the advances that have provoked celebrations as ... [read more]



blogAfrica is allAfrica.com's platform to help you keep an ear on the African blogosphere. We draw diverse voices from around the world who post regularly and insightfully about African issues. Bloggers, submit your blog's rss-feed!