30 November 2012

Kenyan biofuel dream proves elusive for Alberta firm

Bedford Biofuels’ plantation is stalled, and along with it the company’s promise to provide jobs and cash for community development

GARSEN, Kenya — This small African town bakes under a blistering sun, clouds of dust swirling around its false-fronted buildings and sweeping across its dilapidated main road.

Though this is an arid and unforgiving area, the land surrounding Garsen should have been green with crops by now.

…Full Text: http://www.edmontonjournal.com/opinion/blogs/Kenyan+biofuel+dream+proves+elusive+Alberta+firm/7636520/story.html

Tags: jatropha plantation, smear campaigns, Kenyan government, Tana project, securities, lawsuit, restructuring, economic growth, disappointed, biofuels, plant crops, land grabbing, land rights, disaster

Source: Edmonton Journal, 2012-11-30.


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