Mozambican district of Buzi plans to produce biodiesel

12 September 2007

Maputo, Mozambique, 12 Sept – The Mozambican district of Buzi, in Sofala province, plans to produce biodiesel from coconut and jatropha, the district’s administrator, Sérgio Moiane, told Mozambican newspaper, Notícias.

The administrator also said that the Companhia do Búzi (CB) sugar factory would be transferred to another area as the current facilities were seriously threatened by erosion.

Sérgio Moiane told Notícias that initiatives were underway to identify the sales routes for coconut across the province, as well as having sown 400 hectares of jatropha.

“Companhia do Búzi is preparing itself to produce biodiesel in the long term from coconut and, therefore, it is defining everything including the sale of the raw material as well as having planted 400 hectares of jatropha,” he said.

The company will also increase its sugar cane plantations at a time when a rum drink named Buzi-Rum is due to be launched on the market.