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The Abubakari II
Biofuel outboard boat motors for the fishing industry
Beginning in 2008, we introduced an affordable and environmentally friendly option to power local fishing boats. Using traditional wooden boats known as pirogues, we developed an outboard motor that could be powered by biofuel derived from the locally grown Jatropha plant. To raise awareness of the potential this source of fuel provides, we plan to cross the Atlantic using a pirogue (the Abubakari II), which will be built of recycled wood and powered by biofuel, to prove that old ways and new ways can meld to provide sustainable solutions for the future.