Galp Energy to launch jatropha biofuels project in Mozambique

February 8, 2012 |

In Mozambique, Portugal’s Galp Energy plans to set up a second generation biofuel project using its jatropha plantations as feedstock. The company already has set up jatropha in the country with planted area seen reaching 23,000 hectares by 2016 that should produce 30,000 tons of oil annually.

The study is half funded by the Fund for Support to Innovation of the Energy Agency with the technical support of Portugal’s Évora University, Vicort, Domingos Reynolds de Sousa, Portugal’s Higher Agronomy Institute and the Portalegre Polytechnic Institute.

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