Can Biodiesel Power Haiti?

Fouye - September 24 2008, 9:40 AM

Only one-quarter of Haiti's energy comes from oil, mostly diesel, all of it imported.

Nearly all the rest of the energy consumed in the country is from plant-based wood and charcoal.

It is remarkable, then, that Steve Roberts envisions a thriving biodiesel industry in Haiti.

Roberts, along with colleague Joe Foss, is the founder of Haiti Biodiesel, a nonprofit
organization with the mission of improving Haiti's economy.

Roberts and others think the key to a burgeoning biodiesel industry and economic security for Haiti is a common weed that grows throughout the country: jatropha.

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Roro says...

Im not too sure,but i would like to make a comment,i was wondering if anybody in Haiti never thought of tried to bring... more »