Mozambique giving up on the “promise” of jatropha biodiesel

April 24, 2017 |

In Mozambique, the government has at last given up on jatropha as a potential biodiesel feedstock as the economic viability of the program dwindled in line with falling fossil fuel prices. The program was first launched with $130 per barrel oil but with current levels, the project the develop commercial-scale jatropha production with the assistance of Brazilian international cooperation has fallen apart. In 2012, the government had planned to blend 3% biodiesel and 10% ethanol using local supplies.

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