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CleanStar Mozambique launches world’s first sustainable cooking fuel facility

CleanStar Mozambique launches world’s first sustainable cooking fuel facility | Energy SMEs in Developing Countries | Scoop.it

Mozambique makes history today as it witnesses the opening of the world’s first sustainable cooking fuel facility. Inaugurated by Federal Minister of Agriculture, José Pacheco, the facility will be dedicated to producing ethanol-based cooking fuel for sale with the company’s cookstoves in Mozambique’s capital Maputo. 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.

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East Africa is world's new energy frontier

Not so long ago, Mozambique was written off as a basket case now it's on the cusp of energy riches as the region becomes the world's hottest oil and natural gas zone and is likely to become a major gas exporter.

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Counting the Cost - The cost of sustainability

Al Jazeera interviews Steen Riisgaard, CEO of Novozymes - a biotech company based in Denmark. He talks about green technologies, biofuels and government policiese. In Mozambique, Novozymes used its technology to create jobs. Novozymes is recruiting between 2,000 to 3,000 farmers to teach them a special kind of agroforestry in which they produce different crops. Farmers produce cassava that is sold for cash and is transformed in bioethanol used for cooking stoves to replace charcoal. 

 

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