Bedford Biofuels Marks First Successful Jatropha Crop in Eastern Kenya
Bedford Biofuels the marked its first Jatropha crop in March 2012 in eastern Kenya. The crop was the result of years of effort and collaboration with local farmers, landowners and government.
Online PR News – 27-September-2012 –Bedford Biofuels the marked its first Jatropha crop in March 2012 in eastern Kenya. The crop was the result of years of effort and collaboration with local farmers, landowners and government.
In addition to Jatropha, the land is also farmed for the harvesting of regular food crops. A main crop is maize (also known as corn), as well as beans and cassava. These crops are used to feed the communities of our partnering countries.
Bedford Biofuels has been granted the opportunity to transform 160,000 hectares of prime development land for Jatropha cultivation in the Tana Delta, in the eastern coastal region of Kenya.
200,000 additional hectares being secured, all in close proximity to 2 seaports: Mombassa, Kenya’s largest, and Lamu, a billion-dollar project in the development stages. Bedford Biofuels' operations in Kenya enjoy access to domestic, inter-African and international markets. The region enjoys solid existing infrastructure, including power supply, cell phone towers, and roadd.
Kenya is a massive net importer of oil and all Bedford product is expected to be consumed domestically
About Bedford Biofuels
Bedford Biofuels is a socially and environmentally responsible oil company. Founded in 2008 by President and CEO David McClure, Bedford now has offices in Calgary, Edmonton and Vancouver, Canada; Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia; Lusaka, Zambia; and Nairobi, Kenya to facilitate and fund its biofuel operations in Africa. The company will be growing Jatropha, also known as the “diesel plant.” Jatropha is an oil-bearing, sub-tropical, drought resistant shrub capable of growing in challenging environments. When grown in the right climate, Jatropha produces non-edible nuts high in oil. Crude Jatropha Oil (CJO) can be used as a drop-in replacement for diesel, which means no engine modification is required to use CJO. Jatropha has also tested successfully for use in aviation.
Bedford’s biofuel operations are funded through syndicated, private investment offerings. These offerings are designed to offer investors a unique investment that reaches beyond the scope of simple monetary gains and into the realm of environmental and humanitarian contributions.
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