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Waterland International continues to help local communities in Indonesia

Waterland International Together with Bosch and Siemens Home Appliance Group (BSH) Continue to Help Local Communities in Indonesia

Indonesia based PT Waterland International has recently delivered the Bosch and Siemens Home Appliance Group’s Protos Stove to local communities living near its Jatropha plantations in the region of Purwodadi – Central Java. Waterland will supply the Jatropha Oil to fuel the stoves.

Bosch and Siemens Protos is a stove powered by crude plant oil, which will be run on Jatropha Oil produced on Waterland’s plantations. Dr. William Nolten, CEO of Waterland stated “I am extremely satisfied that the people who live and work around our plantations can enjoy cooking their meals on a safe and clean burning stove, powered by the Jatropha oil that our company produces. I am happy that we can give back to the local community and to assist our neighbors in becoming self sufficient in fuel energy.”

Cleaner cooking = better health

More than 2.5 billion people around the world prepare their food on open fireplaces fuelled by firewood, plant residues and charcoal. This means emissions of hazardous concentrations of carcinogenic substances leading to various diseases, especially lung disease. The World Health Organization (WHO) estimates 1.6 million people die annually as a result of indoor air pollution caused by those fires. The Protos’ clean burning technology has approximately 10 times lower emissions than high quality kerosene stoves, and greatly reduces fuel consumption, indoor air pollution, and carbon emissions.

Dr. Nolten, CEO of Waterland added “our company’s success has as much to do with our technical knowledge and management expertise as it does with our business model which embodies elements of Economic, Environmental, and Social benefits. We pride ourselves on giving back to the community, by creating multiple jobs and helping to alleviate poverty. The jobs we are creating are helping to alleviate deforestation in the regions in which our company operates.”

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Comments (5)

Paul Miller on 14th September 2010

This sector must be on the up as I have read that 20% of europe’s fuel will be bio fuels by 2020

Jose Fernandez on 16th September 2010

I read that Air NewZealand have success with Jatropha fuel in engines, is this true? Are other companies test this?

N Chalmers on 16th September 2010

Can you literally run your car on crude jatropha oil?

Deepak Sharma on 16th September 2010

I have seen this article also. Thank you

Pieter.Arkesteijn on 20th September 2010

I draw your attention that cleaner cooking with jatropha oil will also qualify as a program CDM project with minimal transactions costs. Thsi will make the project more economic feasible by selling the CERs.Our CRX company has the know how to apply for this CDM qualification with the UNFCCC EB in Bonn. Please respond to me by email and we can discuss this further. The CRX Company is headquarted in Singapore