CleanStar Mozambique opensworld’s first sustainable cooking fuel facility

CleanStar Mozambique opens the world’s first sustainable cooking fuel facility

6:14 AM, 18th May 2012
CleanStar Mozambique opens the world’s first sustainable cooking fuel facility
Greg Murray, Chairman, CleanStar Mozambique.

DONDO, MOZAMBIQUE: CleanStar’s complete ‘NDZiLO’ cooking solution will offer Mozambican households an affordable new form of cooking that is cleaner, faster and safer than using charcoal. The company opens the world’s first sustainable cooking fuel facility in Mozambique, the facility will be dedicated to producing ethanol-based cooking fuel for sale with the company’s cookstoves. The facility will produce 2 million litres per year of ethanol-based cooking fuel from surplus cassava supplied to the company by local farmers following CleanStar’s sustainable farming systems.

The biofuel manufacturing plant is a key part of the integrated food and energy business of CleanStar Mozambique, a company formed in 2010 by Novozymes and CleanStar Ventures to use Mozambique’s rising urban demand for food and cooking fuel to drive sustainable rural development and environmental restoration.

“Today marks an important milestone in the mission to eliminate dirty cooking fuels from Africa’s leading cities. This facility produces clean cooking fuel in a way that generates a reliable new income stream for local farmers, while ensuring that a continuous and affordable fuel supply reaches urban households. Our private-sector led approach in Mozambique provides an encouraging example for other resource-constrained African countries that are struggling to respond to rising food and energy prices, growing cities, and shrinking forests,” said Greg Murray, Chairman, CleanStar Mozambique.

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