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Biodiesel Energy - Jatropha

Biodiesel fuel is used to produce energy for electricity generation and for transportation. Biodiesel generators will supplement solar electricity production. Biodiesel fuel is used to power trucks that will transport export solar panels, and that bring construction material and hospital material to the local area. Biodiesel is also sold to truckers for cash.

Biodiesel is produced by the conversion of solar energy to liquid fuel. Solar energy to fuel conversion is done by plants. Many plants can do this. We use a plant that is hardy, tolerates drought, does not require land that can be used for food production, and produces a product that is simple to convert to biodiesel. The Jatropha plant is suitable for our needs. It produces nuts that are easily crushed for oil.

We pay farmers to plant, fertilize, water, grow and harvest Jatropha nuts. We produce fertilizer from local human manure and use it to grow the Jatropha plants. We pay workers to crush and press Jatropha nuts to yield oil. We employ local workers to process Jatropha oil into biodiesel using simple equipment. We have local workers transport biodiesel to markets in larger cities in the surrounding area and have local workers grow Jatropha seedlings to sell to Jatropha farmers.

Money obtained from the sale of biodiesel is used to fund the project. Workers who work in energy production have money to pay for school for their children and to buy health care and have money to spend locally, providing income to other local workers who are then able to afford school for their children and health care.