Biofuel & Biomass
Renewable Energy Projects
Over the past few years the WEODF has become increasingly involved in projects involving
the reuse of post conflict land. Too often in rural farming communities, land that
has been too dangerous to work on for many years becomes erased from the farmers’
landscape in their minds.
UXO clearance and demining is slow and expensive and encouraging farmers to make
use of the reclaimed land before the forest and jungle take over again is vital
to make full economic sense of the costly clearance operations.
The WEODF has proposed several initiatives relating to biofuels and other green
endeavours that give farmers a high level of incentive to reuse the land. This naturally
stimulates employment and greater prosperity in rural economies leading to the greater
welfare of whole communities.
Through this work the WEODF has developed expertise in the establishment and funding
of biofuel and biomass projects in a number of countries and has moved into areas
not related to post conflict land use but rather the greater humanitarian picture
of bringing employment and social betterment to large rural communities through
the use of biofuel, biomass and other renewable energy related activities.
The WEODF had a number of such projects it is working on at the moment and is always
ready to assist and advise other project promoters working in these areas of activity.
The WEODF works on a consultancy basis in the promotion of projects and the development
of the in-country community, NGO and Government relationships which are the essential
framework that such projects must be progressed through.