24 Jun 2010

Fiji villagers on Koro Island find bio-fuel cheaper and cleaner

10:32 am on 24 June 2010

Fiji villagers on Koro Island have adapted to the use of bio-fuel which they believe is cheaper and cleaner than diesel.

The vice chairman of Koro Bio-diesel Cooperative Ltd, Tevita Vunileba, said there were 14 villages on the island, of which 13 had generators.

He said five generators used bio-diesel fuel which was available from the Koro Bio-diesel mill on the island.

The Fiji Times reports him saying they are saving money and generators will get a longer life.

Mr Vunileba said he hoped that the rest of the villages would switch to bio-diesel which would be cheaper for them and good for the environment.