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Sugar could power Mozambique

Mozambique could supply electricity to a greater percentage of its own population by producing biomass-fired energy, a new study has revealed.

This year Mozambican sugar mills estimate they will produce 419 000 metric tonnes of sugar -- a 68% increase on 2008.

Environmentalists say the waste from this and other resources could see Mozambique become a regional leader in biomass-fired electricity.


"A Clean Energy Plan for Mozambique", a report from Mark Hankins, a renewable energy consultant, to be released at the Sandton Solar Energy Conference in October, states that there is significant potential for green biomass, with five large sugar farms that could generate electricity from cane waste.

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