Suriname bio-diesel project scrapped

(De Ware Tijd) PARAMARIBO – The jatropha bio-diesel project that the Indian companies Food Fats and Fertilizers Limited (FFF) and Enhanced Bio-fuels and Technology Private Limited (EBT) wanted to start in Suriname has been scrapped. After the two companies expressed the intention in January 2008 to start the project, they have not been heard from again.

They had opted to plant 90,000 hectares with jatropha and oil palm plants. According to Agriculture head Gerrit Breinburg, a shortage of cheap local labor might have caused the Indians to scrap their plans.

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