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About Jatropha Project About Jatropha Project

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Deutsche Investitions - und Entwicklungsgesellschaft mbH DEG is a member of the KfW Bankengruppe (KfW banking group), and has been financing and structuring the investments of private enterprises in developing and transition countries for more than 45 years. The Jatropha Support Programme is a Public Private Partnership between nine major companies in Eastern Africa and the German Government through DEG.

This three year project started in November 2008 and is setting up nine field trials with nine different companies in Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda to gain a practical understanding of the commercial viablity of jatropha as a first generation biodiesel fuel stock in Eastern Africa. The project is managed by Pipal Ltd a project finance company based in Nairobi. This site will share our general knowledge and useful links, as well as the final results and recommendations as they emerge.

About DEG About DEG

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This was a private public partnership funded by nine East African companies and the German Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development through DEG. Using nine 10 hectare test sites across East Africa, the three year research programme aimed to contribute to understanding which types of Jatropha give the best yields under which conditions and sustainable management practices. Jatropha Support Programme seeks to answer: Is it economically viable to grow Jatropha as a sustainable biofuel feedstock in East Africa?

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