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Ghana: Vepower does deal with Jatropha Africa

Dedicated to the production of sustainable energy, UK-based Vepower has entered into an exclusivity agreement with biofuel feedstock company Jatropha Africa, with the goal of financing the company’s 50,000 hectare plantation in Ghana, West Africa.
In five years the plantation in Ghana will have matured and yield as much as 1400kg of crude jatropha oil per harvest. The jatropha plantation can be expected to give 70,000 tonnes of oil annually. This would produce enough biodiesel to power over 60,000 cars for one year.

However Vepower will not be converting the whole 70,000 tonnes into biofuels. Instead it will be sent to the National Grid to power local homes and businesses.


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News date: 02/07/2010

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