Dreaming Green with Biodiesel
by Portia Mlilo (The Voice) Despite a recent setback, Mogotsi Samotongwa is determined not to give up on his dream. The Botho University accountancy student wants to produce biodiesel from animal fat and vegetable oil.
His idea saw him selected as a top ten finalist in the recently ended Citizen Entrepreneurial Development Agency (CEDA) and Development Bank of Southern Africa (DBSA) University Challenge.
Participants were required to come up with fresh, innovative ideas and implementable proposals that address the problems faced by Botswana.
He revealed his project would depend on the farming sector and will be supplied by butcheries, households and abattoirs.
“I also want to venture into agriculture to produce raw material for my project by ploughing oil producing plants like canola and sunflower.
The well-spoken young man went on to say that his project would involve reusing oil, which can be harmful to the environment if not properly disposed.
He is currently trying to source sponsorship for the start-up capital needed for his venture. READ MORE