Ultra Biodiesel Project

Country: Republic of Congo

Scope of the Work:


Feasibility study for the implementation of plantations for the production of vegetable oils as compenents of Biodiesel.

Area of study: Deparments Pool and Plateau, Vallée de la Niari


From Wikipedia:

Biodiesel refers to a diesel-equivalent, processed fuel derived from biological sources (such as vegetable oils), which can be used in unmodified diesel-engine vehicles. It is thus distinguished from the straight vegetable oils (SVO) or waste vegetable oils (WVO) used as fuels in some diesel vehicles.
Biodiesel is biodegradable and non-toxic, and typically produces about 60% less net carbon dioxide emissions than petroleum-based diesel, as it is itself produced from atmospheric carbon dioxide via photosynthesis in plants. Pure biodiesel is available at many gas stations in Germany.

The job is funded by ENI - Italy


Main duties:


  • Responsible of environmental component of the Project
  • Carry out the survey in order to find out the impact of the planned change of environment (plantations) on vegetation and fauna. The job has been carried out in collaboration with Doctor Félix Koubouana specialist in Botany and Forest Ecology at Brazzaville Universty
  • Redaction of Project report (Italian version)

  • Lefini National Reserve

Secondary forest and Savannah.

Hyparenia diplandra common in grassland.

Hymenocardia acida common shrub.