Bio-Fuels Project- Vipingo and Diani Estates
The Biofuel project was started in Vipingo and Diani Estates located in Mombasa in 2006.
1. Sustainably utilize Bamburi's mining reserve land by partnering with neighbouring communities to establish tree plantations
2. Produce wood as fuel for the cement kilns to substitute fossil fuels & reduce fuel costs and green-house gas emissions
3. Create opportunities for income-generating activities for communities around Bamburi land through:-
The major tree species planted are Casuarinas and Eucalyptus Camaldulensisaldulensis. The number of trees planted in Diani to date (2011) are 1,231,733 and in Vipingo is 542,227. The next harvest is proposed to start in 2013.