To Increase access to natural products for everyone...
Our goal is to make natural goods affordable for everyone by simplifying processes that would make it too costly to process them, while maintaining the effectiveness and attractive qualities of synthetic materials.
Tapera Industries Limited was established in 2009 as a pilot project to assess the feasibility of the ‘business of biodiesel production’ in Zambia. As of December 2013 Tapera has produced and sold over 300,000 litres of biodiesel derived from used cooking oil, which has been supplied as a cheaper alternative to fossil diesel.
In 2014, the business re established it focus to secure reliable raw materials for biofuels production and partnered with MUSIKA agriculture initiatives to work with small scale farmers out growers to cultivate and supply jatropha crops to our facility for biofuels production.
Tapera has since expanded its business of aggregating and processing vegetable oil seeds into vegetable oils for technical and cosmetic uses. Through its subsidiary Tapa Natural Chinkondia, the company produces natural soaps for body and hair, using the vegetable oil produced as the soaps main raw material. Excess vegetable oils are exported to clients in the region for the production of biodiesel fuel