Tower Power, a private electricity producer, will break new ground next month for Kenya’s first commercial biomass power plant.

The station will be fed by the Prosopis Juliflora tree popularly known as “Mathenge” as the country moves towards adopting green and renewable energy solutions.

“Prosopis Juliflora produces good quality fuel of one of the highest recorded calorific value, about 5000kcal/kg, which burns well even when freshly cut,” said Damaris Akoth, an agronomist at Tower Power.

The firm intends to put up a 11.5 MW biofuel plant in Marigat, Baringo County at a cost of $208m.

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