jatropha

When it looks like the noise about developing Jatropha  as an alternative renewable energy source in Ghana, another Belgium company, QUINVITA has announced it will be developing a jatropha farm in the country.

Meanwhile, most of the companies that came to Ghana in the last eight years announcing the discovery of Jatropha as the new renewable energy have gone silent, others have folded up, while some have gone into maize production.

This announcement was after Smart Oil Limited, a Ghanaian subsidiary of Italian Smart Oil 2 srl which says it is active in the production of renewable energy from Jatropha curcas, signed a license and services agreement with QUINVITA.

According to QUINVITA, the agreement provides access to its advanced agronomy know-how and seeds of the best QUINVITA (QVP) cultivars of Jatropha curcas.

?Joining forces with QUINVITA is a logical next step in the further development of our current (700 ha) Jatropha plantation,? Rodolfo Danielli, Chairman of Smart Oil 2 srl said in a statement last week.

This plantation, Henk Joos, CEO of QUINVITA, says is without any doubt one of the most advanced in the northern hemisphere to deliver profitable Jatropha curcas.

Joos added that the location of the plantation is ?one of the most suitable growing belts for Jatropha in the world.?

QUINVITA is one of the global market leaders in the science and development of Jatropha curcas as a sustainable bio-energy crop, the company claims.

By Ekow Quandzie

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