The Kyoto Box won the Financial Times Climate Challenge - a $5 device made in cardboard

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Comment by Grace LEE on June 26, 2010 at 12:03pm
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Comment by CLIVE RICHARDSON on August 2, 2009 at 3:35pm

We seek to illustrate a ten 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 and Biomass to Energy Arusha town (+160,000pop) and Moshi Town (+250,000pop).
City Sludge Collection and Processing Centres- Arusha and Moshi.
KIA Biorefinery- Kilimanjaro International Airport. To include CHP-Pyrolysis-MixAlco-Bio Jet Fuel and related value added liquid fuels and lubricants plus other commodity production.

We are currently assessing the requirements that will be essential for the professional agricultural extension 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.)

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, 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.

Given the objectives outlines above we would be delighted if Jatropha Africa experts would be in a position to offer details related to the DBOT possibilities with CHP waste to energy processes and suggest the complex Biorefinery servcies required to deliver
Comment by Adewole Taiwo on June 8, 2009 at 1:02am
Pls can it be extended to Nigeria also?

Thank you
Comment by Daryl Brownlee on May 13, 2009 at 10:24pm
I have been looking at this product for the past couple of months and have become very interested in it. I, would love to have an opportunity to help in its distribution. I am currently researching an opportunity to spend some time in Kenya and would love to talk about helping and assisting with the marketing and disbursement of the product. Please contact me via email at
Comment by Jon Bohmer on May 12, 2009 at 11:12pm
Cassim, nothing like friendly reminder to make things happen... :-) Please check your inbox now!
Comment by Cassim Hansa on May 12, 2009 at 10:55pm
Not receiving replies from you? Have you received my email?
Please reply:
Best Regards, Cas
Comment by Adeoye Ojuoko on April 14, 2009 at 3:11pm
Jon, good for you and Africa. Plaese, I need more information on how to make it a household energy in Africa.
Comment by Doug Morrison on April 13, 2009 at 9:21pm
Fascinating - looks like an ideal solution to a major problem.
Comment by Ben Campbell on April 11, 2009 at 7:31pm
Jon, I would like to help fund and distribute the Kyoto boxes in Kenya. Keep up this needed work.
Cheers, Ben Campbell
Comment by Jon Bohmer on April 11, 2009 at 3:57pm
Hi Susan, Mathare is on the list - we are working with the Mysa/Mathare Youth soccer club. Right now I am swamped with just trying to get through hundreds of enthusiastic mails from all over the world - Kenya is the least of my worries :-) Please give me some more info on - thanks.

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