2nd JatrophaWorld Africa 2009

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2nd JatrophaWorld Africa 2009

Time: October 14, 2009 to October 15, 2009
Location: Thon Hotel Brussels CIty Centre
City/Town: Brussels, Belgium
Website or Map: http://www.futureenergyevents…
Phone: +65 63469114
Event Type: industry, conference
Organized By: Nadia AlBahar
Latest Activity: Aug 7, 2009

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"Optimising the Efficiency and Economics of Jatropha"

- Case studies of Real projects in Africa
- Experience of foreign investors in Africa
- Practical tips on jatropha Cultivation: Agronomic Practices, Pruning, Fertilization, Pest & Disease Control etc...
- Advancement in Planting Materials - High-Yield Seeds, Elite Hybrid
- Harvesting - How to manage Manual Harvesting; breakthroughs in Mechanical Harvesting
- Commercial Applications and Conversion Technologies of jatropha oil, jatropha seedcake

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Comment by CLIVE RICHARDSON on August 7, 2009 at 3:38pm
We seek to illustrate a twelve year Centre of Excellence (COE) driven, integrated agriculture to Industry bioenergy project for the Kilimanjaro Region of Tanzania. (Two-Three years to set up and establish first harvest values + ten years of systematic extension and management of complete value chains) for approval by the Tanzania Investment Promotion Centre.

The prime areas of activity will be:

COE- at Lake Chala, with indication that this will evolve to be Univeristy Kilimanjaro East African Sustainable Bioenergy Centre; (includes + 200Ha's of Land).
CHP-Waste to energy, Biomass to Energy Arusha town (+160,000pop) and Moshi Town (+250,000pop).
City Sludge Collection and Processing Centres Waste to fertilizer - Arusha and Moshi.
KIA Biorefinery- Kilimanjaro International Airport. To include CHP-Pyrolysis-MixAlco systems producing Bio Jet Fuel, related value added liquid fuels and lubricants plus other commodity production. (bio-plastics)

We are currently assessing the requirements that will be essential for the professional agricultural extension and continual suppot of Jatropha Curcas Linn at specific rain fed suitable locations (non-food/non pasture or Miombo woodland/forest land locations). Setting a target of 30,000 Ha's of extension per annum.

(NB: While using Jatropha as our benchmark plant species we are aware of alternative species and waste from current (Sugar, Coffee, General) agriculture for biomass.

We have set a target of $4000 USD per Ha of extension and support; inclusive of Government of Tanzania led land assessments, allocations and community collaborations; placing a premium upon ensuring that correct land areas are identified and allocated to community members under special land title agreements for the cultivation JCL and/or other Biomass/Oil Seed energy marginal land crops with the support of the COE extension professionals, workers and equipment.

The ideology will incorporate a regional calendar of activities to include plant protection and nutrient delivery, harvest collection and transport for processing. Our model will target to harvest Biomass inclusive of oil seeds.

With professional management of the established stands the target will be to obtain up to 6% CJO (Crude Jatropha Oil) from the Biomass and to process 100% of the biomass to usable products, inclusive of recycling nutrients back to the JCL stands.

The intention is to establish a "template" that may guide the cultivation of JCL and other energy crops at strategic locations throughout the subtropical regions and suggest the various biomass processing technologies that can be developed in synergy to deliver a variety of value added energy commodities.

At an average yield of 40Mt of Biomass per Ha the potential is to deliver 1,200,000 Mt of Bio mass from 30,000 Ha, and to increase this each year by a further 30,000 Ha's for ten years. (Target following ten years of harvesting 12,000,000Mt's of Biomass from farming the approved marginal lands of the Kilimanjaro Region.) Yes! considerable biomass.


National Policy in Tanzania, Kenya, Uganda, Mozambique, Ghana, Nigeria, Angola, Cameroon, Sierra Leone, Congo, DRC, Ethiopia, and others countries suggests that a complete bioenergy model is a requirement for obtaining decentralised energy objectives, Biomass to liquid bio fuels for domestic and export sales and, for completing the cycle of agriculture that delivers nutrient back to the cultivation areas..

KBC has targeted to have Bio Jet Fuel as a lead to market export driver as delivery FOB at rural International Airports allows for a "Least Cost" export sale and minimum GHG emissions associated with manufacturing.

At this time we have not calculated the Carbon reduction accounts anticipated but will relate this TIC application to the national consultant office of the UNFCCC.

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