Many projects come across my desk and of all that I’ve seen over the years, Project Jaguar is by far my favourite. Not just because Guyana is the only English speaking country in South America but more because the project is such a great idea for the region and will help to protect the ecology.
Executive Summary – Project Jaguar
Pirara Holdings Inc. (“PHI” or “The Company”), a company incorporated in Guyana, is constructing a Organic-Bio-Industrial Complex named ‘Project Jaguar” in the Rupununi Savannahs of Guyana. This project is designed to convert agricultural biomass and sugars into electricity, and synthetic diesel fuel (Syn-diesel). Soybeans and Alfalfa hay will also be cultivated as crops, which will be marketed to buyers in the Middle East for the animal feed markets.
This project is a large leap towards the energy independence of Guyana and will create hundreds of direct and indirect jobs. The land, which will be leased from the Government of Guyana for 99 years and consists of 88,000 acres (36,000 hectares) in the North Rupununi savannahs of Guyana on the border of Brazil. PHI will be a vertically integrated company; supplying its own raw material feedstock, producing electricity, syrup, an organic fertilizer, animal feed products, and syn-diesel at its own plants, and actively marketing the output to minimize the effects of price and demand fluctuations in the global energy market. In addition to syn-diesel, PHI intends to create multiple revenue streams from sweet sorghum, alfalfa and soya bean plants and in the process create an eco friendly and carbon neutral facility.
PHI’s project will have a transformative effect on the economy of Guyana. The benefits to Guyana include, but are not limited to, the areas of:
- Fuel and Energy: A significant reduction in petroleum imports and the commencement of bio-fuel exports
- Job creation and rural community development
- Establishment of a “Center of Excellence” in sustainable production of energy
- Tax generation for government of Guyana
5. Enhanced contribution to the global “green” effort to reduce greenhouse gas emissions
6. Decreased government social spending as a result of increased employment
This project will provide opportunities for families to remain intact by creating local employment options for both younger and older generations. PHI’s establishment of a valued community of workers receiving wages, undergoing appropriate training, and supported by basic medical care will contribute significantly to the development of this rural area of Guyana.
PHI’s program of profitable and sustainable production of inexpensive green energy will help Guyana meet its growing energy needs. It will generate at least 700 direct jobs and several thousand indirect jobs and strengthen Guyana’s agricultural sector and export capabilities. PHI will seek to achieve a “triple bottom line” of financial, environmental, and social benefits in order to maximize long-term earnings and stability.
The overall business strategy is to grow various types of crops and biomass to produce energy and food products and convert all the waste streams from these processes into valuable marketable products. The attached spreadsheet (SS Matrix) shows all the products we can currently produce from sweet sorghum.
The government of Guyana is very interested in new technologies and factories and industries, which create permanent employment for its population especially for the indigenous Amerindians of Guyana. The project concept presented by PHI meets these government expectations.
The Project Objectives:
The objectives are to a build environmentally friendly, waste free, cost effective, energy self-sufficient, carbon neutral organic-agro-industrial complex, using agricultural residue and sweet sorghum as its feed stock. Project Jaguar will produce both agricultural products such as grains and forage crops as well as industrial products such as bio-diesel, electricity, syrup, animal foods and other industrial by-products. All seeds are non-GMO and organic agricultural practices are used to grow the crops.
The prime objectives are to operate this facility without adding pollution to the environment and retain the land as “organic” by utilizing organic fertilizers and other organic agricultural chemicals.
Project Job Creation
An estimated 884 permanent jobs are created required for 285 positions in the project.
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