• Angola clears 500,000 hectares for biofuels production
    The space will be made available in Luanda

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Angola clears 500,000 hectares for biofuels production

Apr 26 2010

Biofuels production in Angola may be set to receive a boost after the country's director of agriculture announced 500,000 hectares of land will be set aside to aid manufacture.

Domingos Nazare said Luanda - the nation's capital and largest city - will be where the territory is located, the Angola Press reports.

According to the news provider, the specific areas for use will be defined under the agro-ecologic zone - a region that will be identified in the upcoming National Programme on Biofuels report.

Mr Nazare was quoted by the information source as saying the publication is "a very important support document for the implementation of the national strategy".

He added that biofuels will lead to 50 per cent less greenhouse gases being produced, while carbon dioxide emissions could be cut by up to 78 per cent.

Angolan authorities are not the only ones to be exploring biofuels, with the Hawaiian Commercial & Sugar Company recently revealing it is receiving $4 million (£2.58 million) in federal funds for research into sustainable power.

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