Jatropha: A possible green energy solution?
PBCJ, Essarouia, Morocco
Oil and coal are examples of fossil fuels that are formed over millions of years and are not renewable in a short time. In the process of being used for energy, fossil fuels contribute to pollution which by extension negatively affects the environment and contributes to climate change.
Many countries dependent on fossil fuels are scrambling to find a solution and in their quest to do so, a number of countries including Morocco are conducting research on a plant that is being heralded as a promising development in green energy.
PBCJ's reporter Carol Francis is in Morocco where she paid a visit to a farm growing this so-called wonder plant.
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