Brazilian specialists assess development of biofuels in Mozambique

9 July 2009

Maputo, Mozambique, 9 July – Brazilian specialists have been in Maputo since Monday to assess the possibility of developing the biofuel sector in Mozambique, according to Televisão de Moçambique.

The visit by specialists follows a convention signed by the University of Sao Paulo and the Mozambican Higher Institute of Science and Technology (ISCTEM), under the scope of the Próafrica programme funded by the Brazilian government, and is the first step in a long term project in the area of research involving scientists from both sides.

The areas of bio-energy, ethanol, biodiesel and electricity production from organic waste will be the main focus of work by the Brazilian and Mozambican specialists.

Brazil, which is advanced in the biofuel industry, will ensure that the necessary technology is transferred so that Mozambican experts can propose policies, assess ways of carrying out programmes to develop biodiesel within the Mozambican economy.

The University of Sao Paulo will carry out another programme to increase the internationalisation of Mozambican higher education institutions, particularly in the areas of the economy, accountancy and management. (macauhub)