17 May '12, 5pm

Africa’s First Sustainable Biofuel Plant Opens in Mozambique

Africa’s First Sustainable Biofuel Plant Opens in Mozambique

Operations Manager Andre Roberts Describes the Plant to Federal Minister of Agriculture, José Pacheco Today marked the grand opening of the largest industrial park in Mozambique -and it’s got a sustainable edge to boot. NDZiLO’s ethanol plant in the province of Dondo has a capacity to supply two million liters of cassava-based ethanol. The cassava will be grown by local farmers using a sustainable crop rotation system developed by the company’s agriculture experts. NDZiLO was founded in partnership with CleanStar Ventures and Novozymes to provide an improved cooking solution for the people of the urban centers of Mozambique (where the price of charcoal has tripled in the past 3 years.) The ethanol burns cleaner than charcoal – which means houses and lungs stay cleaner, and deforestation is reduced. Said Steen Rilsgaard, CEO of Novozymes, “I’ve seen many ethanol plants in t...

Full article: http://www.triplepundit.com/2012/05/first-sustainable-bio...

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