Zimbabwe moving forward with 2030 biofuel strategy with jatropha back on the cards

August 15, 2019 |

In Zimbabwe, local press reports that the government is moving forward with its long-awaited national biofuels plan that looks to promote sugarcane and jatropha as key feedstocks for ethanol and biodiesel production while also exploring other potential feedstocks such as cassava and sweet sorghum. The policy aims to take the country through 2030 as it tries to reduce its reliance on expensive fossil fuel imports that weigh on its foreign exchange reserves. Attempts to develop jatropha production at commercial scale failed earlier this decade while ethanol supplies have been challenged by weather.

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