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Tuesday, 21 April 2009

Ethanol powered Mozambique?

Foreign companies have invested about $710 million in Mozambique to produce 440 million litres of ethanol a year from sugar cane. About 48,000 hectares has been set aside for the production of sugarcane across six provinces. The production of ethanol will be led three companies : ProCana Ltd. a Mozambican company which has an investment agreement with Mozambique's government ethanol plant; Principle Energy, a renewables energy company in which London-listed fund manager Principle Capital has a significant undisclosed stake; and Groun Resoources. The projects could generate between 7,000 and 10,000 jobs. Read more here.

1 comment:

  1. 1 million hectares can produce 5 million tonnes of ethanol
    10 million hectares produce 50 million tonnes of ethanol !
    It's sufficient to power more than 30 million cars.
    It's only about 12% of Mozambique!


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