Biofuels are on trial as a fuel to power cellular networks in rural
The GSMA says the trial is nearing the end of the first phase, which involves testing the feasibility of non-edible plant-based fuels, such as cotton and jatropha.
Phase two will involve setting up a supply chain using locally-grown crops to produce biodiesel to power up to ten base stations in the
The attraction of biodiesel is firstly economic - it can be produced locally, thus creating jobs - and secondly its smaller environmental footprint . The cleaner burning fuel requires fewer site visits and also extends the life of the base station generator, reducing operators' costs.
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