PR OVIDING GREEN ENER GY FR OM LOCAL
                                       RESOUR CES AND IMPR OVING LIVELIHOODS IN
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PR OVIDING GREEN ENER GY FR OM LOCAL
                                       RESOUR CES AND IMPR OVING LIVELIHOODS IN
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Africa biofuel gsbi 2010

  1. 1. PR OVIDING GREEN ENER GY FR OM LOCAL RESOUR CES AND IMPR OVING LIVELIHOODS IN RURAL COMMUNITIES Africa Biofuel and Emission Reduction - GSBI™ Class of 2010 Problem Statement: Tanzania’s government spends 35 - 40% of its foreign reserves to import fossil diesel fuel for transportation and power genera- Headquarters: Dar es Salaam, tion. Biofuels offer potential as a replacement for diesel, but Tanzania have to be commercially viable in the Tanzanian environment. Established: 2006 Research by Dr. Lenard Milich, one of our founders, has demon- strated that the croton nut, when husked, crushed and filtered Impact Areas: Tanzania, Kenya into pure plant oil and can be used in diesel generators. Type: For Profit Sectors: Clean Tech & Energy Staff Size: 8 and 4 volunteers Annual Budget: $250,000 Major Funders: Eupborbus, The Wilma Group Awards: World Bank Development Marketplace grant for $200,000 in 2008 Theory of Change: By producing biofuel locally, the community earns extra income and Tanzania retains its foreign reserve which drives economic development. Solution: We are building a profitable African biofuel business based on the indigenous Croton Nut tree by planting 12 million trees on under-utilized land and turning the seeds into pure plant oil, which will replace more than 10% of the current Tanzanian diesel imports at a competitive price. In doing so, we will create a green fuel for a power hungry mining industry with an envi- ronmental public relations problem as well as creating more than 1,000 rural jobs and reducing CO2 emissions. “Green fuel” for growth “By 2020, Africa Biofuel will create employment opportunities for 1,000 permanent and 10,000 seasonal workers, as well as reducing CO2 emissions.” - Bright Naiman, Chief Engi- neer | www.africabiofuel.com | bnaiman@africabiofuel.com | +255 713 273 507 |
  2. 2. PR OVIDING GREEN ENER GY FR OM LOCAL RESOUR CES AND IMPR OVING LIVELIHOODS IN RURAL COMMUNITIES Milestones Achieved: Impact to Date: 2006: Company was registered in • 1,000 liters of biofuel were tested in a commercial engine Tanzania with positive results • Application in process for planting sites 2008: Agreement with TANESCO for • Tree nursery established fuel purchase Growth Plan: 2010: Environmental impact study 2011: Planting 12 million tress in Kagera District began in Tanzania 2011: First processing plant operational 2010: Memorandum of understanding 2013: First harvest from planted trees and sister office in Kenya 2017: Positive cash flow Projected Profits: Projected Social Impacts: (Millions The World Bank’s Development Marketplace chose Africa Investment Required: Biofuel as one of 22 projects selected for grants from Equity investment of $5M to begin 1,768 proposals on Sustainable Agriculture for Develop- production. In 2012, a second round of $5MM will be required for expan- ment because of its innovation, results, sustainability, sion. growth potential and realism. This profile was developed during the 2010 Global Social Benefit Incubator™, the signature program of Santa Clara University’s Center for Science, Technology and Society. Updated 8/26/2010. www.scu.edu/sts/gsbi | www.africabiofuel.com | bnaiman@africabiofuel.com | +255 713 273 507 |

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