Tuesday, October 17, 2006

Kavango biofuel crop EIA

Environmental impact assessment public hearings for plantations of the biofuel crop, Japtropha curcas , in the Kavango region of Namibia, began this week. The fruit of the plant contains oil that can be used in diesel engines to replace conventional fuel and for soap-making. The Namibia Agronomic Board recently commissioned a study for a project to plant 63 000 hectares of Jatropha on communal and commercial land over the next few years.

Registration as an interested or affected party can be obtained by contacting Mrs K. Dierkes at fax 061-241577, maproom@iway.na.

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