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Mozambique: Preferred crops for biofuels
Source : allafrica.com
A preliminary study on biofuel production in Mozambique has suggested that the most appropriate crops to use would be sunflower, sugar cane and sweet sorghum, reports Friday's issue of the independent newsheet "Mediafax". According to Edward Hoyt, a consultant for the company Ecoenergy, charged with drawing up the study, which will be used by the government in designing a definitive biofuels strategy for Mozambique, ethanol and biodiesel can be produced from these crops at low cost. Furthermore, they are already grown in the country, and many peasant farmers are already familiar with them. This study was financed by the World Bank and the Italian government, in order to assess the viability of producing, using and exporting biofuels in Mozambique.
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22 June 2008 |
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