Valuable knowledge

Reports by FACT Foundation

The former FACT Foundation (2005-2014) generated valuable knowledge in the field of bio-fuels for rural development. A selection of the reports generated by FACT Foundation has been included in this Knowledge database (ca 70 reports).

Recent Reports added by BFF

More recent reports in the field of biofuels for rural development generated by other experts have also been added to the database by BFF, and on regular basis new reports in this field are being uploaded by the Board members.
Visitors to this website are invited to bring interesting reports to our attention, by sending an email to to info@bioenergyforumfact.org and we will upload the reports.

Structure of the database

The reports in the database are divided into the following subgroups:

Latest reports

COVID-19 response: Soap making from plant oil

Using soap for hand washing is extremely important to help preventing the spreading of diseases like caused by COVID-19.Read: COVID-19 response: Soap making from plant oil

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The biofuel-development nexus: A meta-analysis

Abstract. While the production of biofuels has expanded in recent years, findings in the literature on its impact on growth and development remain contradictory.Read: The biofuel-development nexus: A meta-analysis

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Biofuels and (ir)responsible innovation conference

For as long as biofuels have prominently appeared in EU policy, they have been a contested energy source. Crops such as jatropha have been hailed as ‘wonder crop’, only to experience an ‘extraordinary collapse’ within a decade.Read: Biofuels and (ir)responsible innovation conference

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CLEAN AND IMPROVED COOKING IN SUB-SAHARAN AFRICA

Reliance on solid-fuel cooking in Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) is a large and growing problem.Read: CLEAN AND IMPROVED COOKING IN SUB-SAHARAN AFRICA

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Sustainable biomass production and use, lessons learned from The Netherlands

The Netherlands Programme Sustainable Biomass (NPSB) was developed to gain experience in the production and certification of sustainable, based on practical experiences. The NPSB programme has run from 2008 to the end of 2013.Read: Sustainable biomass production and use, lessons learned from The Netherlands

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Evaluation and financial analysis of the Jatropha value chain implemented by CIRAPIP/IITA‐Benin

This report gives an evaluation and financial analysis of the project that was initiated by the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) and the Centre for Information, Research and Action for the Promotion of Farmers' InitRead: Evaluation and financial analysis of the Jatropha value chain implemented by CIRAPIP/IITA‐Benin

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Socio-economic impacts of biofuels in developing countries

The global demand for energy, and associated services, is increasing.Read: Socio-economic impacts of biofuels in developing countries

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Economic and Social Sustainability Performance of Jatropha Projects: Results from Field Surveys in Mozambique, Tanzania and Mali Open Primary tabs configuration options Primary tabs

This paper presents results from comprehensive field surveys of jatropha projects in Mozambique, Tanzania and Mali in 2012. The article singles out the salient economic and social impact results and derives lessons.Read: Economic and Social Sustainability Performance of Jatropha Projects: Results from Field Surveys in Mozambique, Tanzania and Mali Open Primary tabs configuration options Primary tabs

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Productive Biogas: Current and Future Development

This document, published in collaboration by the Fact Foundation and SNV, will outline Honduras, Vietnam, and Peru, casting a light on how biogas can be a critical enabler for small businesses and institutions globally.Read: Productive Biogas: Current and Future Development

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