Maputo, Mozambique, 15 March – British company Sun Biofuels plans to produce 2 million litres of biofuel per year from its jatropha plantations in Manica province, central Mozambique, as of 2018, a company official said Monday in Maputo.
Speaking to the Reuters news agency, Harry Stourton, the company’s director for business development, said that Sun Biofuels would increase its jatropha plantation area four-fold. It currently covers 2,500 hectares.
“We expect to be producing 20,000 tons of oil in 2018, when the factory will be working at maximum capacity, based on a plantation area of 10,000 hectares and an estimated investment of US$15 million,” Stourton said.
The fuel produced – around 2 million litres per year – will be consumed both in Mozambique and exported to South Africa and Europe. (macauhub)