President William Ruto has said that Kenya is committed to clean energy and that the country is ready to work with organisations that champion green energy.
Speaking yesterday after meeting officials of Eni Spa led by its Director General of Natural Resources Guido Brusco, the President said that the country is ready to work with organisations that also champion green energy.
In Kenya, the Italian energy firm specialises in biofuel made from castor oil grown in Baringo, Makueni, Nakuru and Mombasa counties.
The firm grows castor oil on 40,000 acres of land and plans to scale up production to 200,000 acres.
According to the firm, this will create more than 200,000 jobs.
“We commit to provide Eni Spa with between 250,000 and 300,000 acres of land in marginal areas for production of biofuels,” he said.
The firm has also expressed interest in geothermal, solar and waste energy and the manufacture of e-bikes in the country.