First lot of biodiesel produced by Galp Buzi in Mozambique due to be exported in 2013/2014

2 May 2012

Mozambique-based Galp Buzi is expected to export its first lot of 100 tons of biodiesel produced from jatropha oil in the 2013/2014 agricultural campaign, Mozambican daily newspaper Notícias reported.

A partnership between Companhia do Buzi and Portuguese group Galp Energia, Galp Buzi is expected to progressively increase its exports to an average of 400 tons per year in 2020, the newspaper said.

Notícias cited the company’s technical director, João Gomes, who said that the around 400 hectares of jatropha had been planted in Buzi (Sofala province), Chimoio (Manica province), and in Mocuba (Zambézia province) as well as the area planted by family-based producers.

Of total production, 10 percent is earmarked for addition to diesel, 50 percent will be exported to European markets, and the remaining 40 percent will be sold in Mozambique. (macauhub)