Maputo, Mozambique, 14 Sept – A factory to process biofuel made from jatropha is due to be set up next year in the Gondola district of Mozambique’s Manica province by British company Sun Biofuels, according to a report in newspaper, Notícias.
Sergio Goveia, manager of Sun Biofuels, said that the company had planted 1,000 hectares of jatropha since 2006, which is a fifth of the total it has in the area, at an investment of US$4.5 million, which also made it possible to launch food crops.
The Sun Biofuels factory expects to produce just over 20,000 litres of biofuel per year based on production at Gondola before expanding the project to Machaze where it plans to open up a 2,000 hectare jatropha plantation.
Once the project is operating fully the company expects to produce jatropha on 7,000 hectares of land in the two districts of Manica province: Gondola and Machaze. (macauhub)