Bio Energy Resources Ltd. (BERL), a PostNL co-sponsored initiative for sustainable biofuel production, has won a prestigious clean energy award at the CTI PFAN Africa forum in Johannesburg. Under the BERL scheme, local smallholding farmers in Malawi are encouraged to grow Jatropha Curcas trees around their fields. This small tree yields nuts that can be used to produce biofuel for local use, thereby reducing reliance on imported fuel. The Jatropha crops also provide farmers with additional income. The latest recognition for BERL will make the project even more appealing to investors. More than a hundred potential investors and clean energy experts from Africa and abroad participated in the forum.