Diligent Tanzania Ltd is active in the production, promotion and usage of vegetable oil, mainly Jatropha oil. We are producers of Jatropha oil and biodiesel for transportation fuel purposes and offer consultancy services for anyone who wants to grow or use Jatropha. Diligent Tanzania ltd. is continuously researching all aspects related to vegetable oil. Our office is located in Arusha, but our activities stretch to a much larger area of Tanzania and Africa. Diligent Tanzania ltd. currently promotes the cultivation of Jatropha Curcas and provides farmers with a guaranteed market for their seeds. The seeds are processed into oil, called biofuel, which can be used as diesel substitute. We are related to the Dutch company, Diligent Energy Systems, (www.diligent.nl).
Using vegetable oil instead of fossil diesel fuel has many advantages. It has an almost closed carbon dioxide cycle, because the CO2 emitted during combustion is first captured by the plant during its growth. This helps to stop the global CO2 concentration rise in the atmosphere, leading to global warming (the so called greenhouse effect). Diligent Tanzania is working together with local farmers in growing Jatropha curcas. One of the fundamentals of Diligent’s acquisition is paying a fair price. In this way the profit is double: vegetable oil is not only a renewable, nearly CO2 neutral fuel, also a contribution is made to a fair distribution of prosperity over the world, as Tanzanian farmers can build their future using the revenues from the Jatropha sales.