In 2009, we opened our factory in Leo, Burkina Faso, under the name Faso Biocarburant SARL. At the start, the main activity of Faso Biocarburant was that of producing biodiesel from Jatropha oilseeds. 10 years later, we decided to make a shift from producing biodiesel to producing specialty oils. Since specialty oils doesn't stand in line with our former name Faso Biocarburant (Faso bio-fuel), we decided to undergo a rebranding where we decided to change our name and website. Hereby, we proudly introduce you to our new name SolVert. SolVert, also short for Solution Vert (Green Solution), as we seek to look for the green solutions in chemical alternatives, climate change problems and the circular economy we embrace in our practices. By producing biopesticide and biofertilizers, we aim to develop a green and more sustainable agricultural market in Burkina Faso. Our biopesticide comes from the panacea neem, which is also being referred to as the tree for solving global problems. More about its problem solving ability will be discussed in a future blog.
As you can see on the picture, changing the name wasn't done overnight. Sitting together with our stakeholders to gather information on a new name was an important part of the decision-making. However, considering that our last website, malibiocarburant, was outdated and didn't match with our current activities anymore, we also excited to reveal our new website as well. We are already looking forward to provide you with updates from our new projects.