ViewChange Video of the Week: Coconut Oil is Helping to Power Papua, New Guinea

The following video is one in a series from ViewChange, a multimedia organization managed by LinkTV and founded with support by the Gates Foundation, that is producing and procuring educational and inspiring videos from across the developing world. NextBillion is partnering with ViewChange to share these stories of enterpreneurship against the odds with the NextBillion community.

It’s cheap, in plentiful supply, doesn’t destroy the ozone layer, and smells great. The people of Bougainville have found their own solution to the energy crisis: it’s the humble coconut tree. Reporter Steve Marshall met up with German emigrant Matthias Horn who established a “coconut refinery” several years ago, and now produces an oil that can replace diesel.

This video was produced by ABC Australia.

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