Feasibility study of Jatropha curcas as a biofuel feedstock in Kenya.
This report is of a study designed to assess the feasibility of development of Jatropha industry in Kenya. Though Jatropha has generated enormous excitement in the country, there is little information on its feasibility. The scope of the study was to assess the opportunities available in Kenya for production and manufacturing of Jatropha. The study looked at the geographic and climatic conditions, environment and land use, economic condition, infrastructure and policy environment. In addition and feasibility study was also meant to come up with recommendations that will provide an enabling environment for the production of biodiesel as a commercial fuel in Kenya.
The study was conducted through literature review, interview with stakeholders and on-the-ground assessment in part of Kenya designed to understand the national enabling environment and the industry's supply chain. Tools utilized on the field study included: site visits, interviews of local producers, entrepreneurs, intermediaries, service providers, export agencies, government officials, and non-governmental organizations.