Rwanda abandoning $35 million jatropha biodiesel project after four years

February 13, 2017 |

In Rwanda, after four years of unsuccessful attempts to get it off the ground, the government is abandoning its $35 million biodiesel project. Poor science behind the feasibility studies that expected jatropha to be a key feedstock but later was determined to not be viable in the country’s climate is blamed for the project’s failure. The government is has tried to auction off equipment such as a biodiesel-fueled bus but no buyers have been found. Potential use of the facility as an R&D site have also been floated but not yet decided upon.

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