International magazine gives award to ethanol project in Mozambique

4 January 2013

The CleanStar Mozambique project, a partnership between Danish company Novozymes and US company CleanStar Ventures, in the Dondo district of the central Mozambican province of Sofala, has been given an award by international magazine BiofuelsDigest.

The project is budgeted at US$9 million and aims to support around 2,000 families to produce crops, including cassava, to produce methanol, a type of alcohol used to fire special cooking stoves sold by the same company.

BiofuelsDigest awarded its Special Edition 2012 Prize (sustainable technology category) to this CleanStar Mozambique project – an integrated food, energy, and forest conservation project which has investors from Africa, Australia, Europe and the United States.

The magazine noted that the emissions produced by using wood and diesel ovens are unhealthy and the CleanStar Mozambique project partially reduces those emissions into the atmosphere. (macauhub)