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Winrock International

Legacy Project

Biofuels Development Jamaica

In the late 2000s, Jamaica faced serious challenges in its energy and sugar cane sectors. The country depended heavily on imported liquid fossil fuels for its energy needs, and sugar cane revenues were falling dramatically. By developing the sugarcane biofuel market, the Biofuels Development Jamaica project aimed to reinvigorate the sugar cane industry by driving up demand for the resource. Reaching out to stakeholders in both the public and private sectors, Winrock’s work provided a basis for establishing and growing a sustainable biofuels sector in Jamaica, substituting imported fossil fuels for local sugarcane.

Funder: Organization of American States (OAS)

Project Timeline: March 29, 2010 - June 30, 2011

Country: Jamaica

Program Areas: Clean Energy and Clean Energy and Environment