We have recently seen debates on a proposed large-scale foreign investment for “jatropha” biodiesel crop in the Tana Delta area.
The debate is an indication that we need national policies to guide biofuel development and also large-scale leasing of community lands by foreign enterprises.
Nine African countries will benefit from a multi-million shilling World Bank project that seeks to promote commercialisation and efficient use of biomass-based energy for cooking, lighting and powering machines.
Clean Development Projects Limited, a London, UK-based company dedicated to promoting and facilitating sustainability in energy, has signed an agreement with a Tunisian cement company to develop a 500,000-hectare bioenergy plantation.
Farmers in this iron-roof village in Sierra Leone say they didn't know what they were getting into when they leased their land for a biofuel crop they now fear threatens their food harvests.
Tong Boitin of Germany-based biogas company BioEnergy Berlin GmbH has called on the Tanzanian government to do more to encourage biogas production in the nation’s rural areas.