XAGRO to begin Cassava Chip Production
NICARAGUA - XAGRO S.A. Along with its partner JAM LLC, announced today that they will begin testing the commercial production of cassava chips to be used for the production of ethanol fuel in China.
XAGRO S.A. Along with its partner JAM LLC, announced today that they will begin testing the commercial production of cassava chips to be used for the production of ethanol fuel in China. Cassava is used in other countries as a sustainable biomass source but this is the first project of this scale to be done in Nicaragua.
If tests are successful, Xagro will be awarded contracts that will create hundreds of direct jobs and benefit thousands of farmers in the Region Atlántico Sur (RAAS) of Nicaragua.
“Obviously we are very excited about this project” stated Ronald Ehli President of XAGRO S.A.. “We have been working to make this a reality for over a year” Ehli continued.
Jay Gray, CEO of JAM, LLC stated that “working with XAGRO we will develop long term programs for the thousands of growers”. Jay stated that programs would likely include education to improve crop yields, supplies of agro chemicals, and cash advances to help pay for field labor.
Testing will include evaluating several different varieties of cassava searching for high starch content, which is needed in the ethanol process, along with the production of several thousand metric tons of cassava chips that will be sent to China later this year for approval.
About XAGRO S.A.: Xagro is an exporter of fresh produce from Nicaragua with products being sold to brokers, institutional buyers, and large grocery chains in the United States and Canada. XAGRO is committed to developing markets for 'value add' products such as sliced, frozen cassava, and cassava chips. XAGRO is owned by American and Nicaraguan stockholders and is based in Nueva Guinea.
For more information visit: www.xagrosa.com
About JAM, LLC: JAM, LLC is working to feed, educate, and finance opportunity throughout the world. They accomplish thier mission by offering agriculture loans, agricultural education, agricultural co-op creation, and micro-credit. They also partner with local and federal governments in developing nations to increase their agricultural self-sufficiency and streamline their import and logistics processes.
For more information visit: www.jayandmartin.com
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