Sun Biofuels Moçambique, a subsidiary of UK-based Sun Biofuels, has exported the first batch of 30 tonnes of biofuel to German airline Lufthansa, from its central province of Manica.
Sun Biofuels Mozambique director for corporate affairs, Luis Gouveiaadvised that Lufthansais considering using biofuel in its aircraft and is currently performing testing on the biofuel.
Gouveia said, “On a recent visit to our project, the deputy chairman of Lufthansa considered that the oil produced at our unit was of a high quality.”
The biofuel was initiallyrefined in Mozambique. The second stage of refiningwas carried out in Helsinki, Finland and turned the biofuelinto kerosene.
Gouveia said they are also targeting the automotive industry and the energy supply industry. The company aim is to reach 11,000 hectares of planted area over the next five years.
Environmental protection is another factor that encouraged the company to invest in biofuel production, because of its contribution for the reduction of carbon dioxide emissions.