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PR in Malanje visits Fazenda Quizenga and Biocom, which evaluates entry into green hydrogen

The President of the Republic is in Malanje until Thursday, for a two-day working visit. On the first 'field day' in the province, João Lourenço had the opportunity to visit several agro-industrial units, including Biocom.


According to a Government statement to which VerAngola had access, the PR went to “verify the operation of two large agricultural enterprises in the municipality of Casuso”.

The first was the Quizenga Lutete Farm, which plans to produce cereals on a large scale, taking into account the cultivation of 3600 hectares of land. The farm also includes an infrastructure area consisting of a plant with a storage capacity of 9000 tons, a 120 ton/hour dryer, an 80 ton pre-cleaning system, a feed factory with a capacity of 20 tons per day and a dam with around 100 million cubic meters of water.

With around 190 workers, the president of the Board of Directors of Gesterra – manager of arable land in the state reserve – reported that in the 2022/2023 agricultural season, 7000 tons of corn and 2000 tons of soybeans were harvested.

It should be remembered that the farm is part of an Executive agricultural project aimed at cereal production, also involving the professional training of young producers. With a budget of more than 100 million dollars, the farm was created in 2019, starting production in 2022.

Afterwards, João Lourenço visited Biocom, one of the best known state investments in the country. The head of state visited all units of the agro-industry production chain, from cutting sugar cane, to the area of transforming sugar into ethanol, ending with sugar storage.

On the occasion, the company's general director, Uirá Ribeiro, announced that the beginning of the production of grains such as corn, beans or soybeans is being studied, through the crop rotation system with sugar cane, in areas of renewal of the sugarcane field.

He further added that, in this way, it is expected to reach the target of up to 6000 hectares/year of area for grain planting, when the project reaches maturity.

The company is also working on the viability of projects related to renewable energy sources, namely green hydrogen.

Covering 40 percent of internal sugar needs, Biocom is the first national company to produce and sell sugar, ethanol and electricity from biomass. It guarantees employment for 3800 workers, 70 percent of whom are aged between 18 and 35.

It has a production capacity of 2.2 million tons of sugar cane, 250 thousand tons of white crystal sugar, 37 thousand cubic meters of neutral alcohol and also provides an additional 136 megawatts of electrical energy.

All production is destined for the domestic market, with electrical energy incorporated into the National Electricity Transmission Network, and ethanol supplied to the beverage and cleaning products industries.

This Thursday the PR will meet with the government of the province of Malanje, with the expected return to Luanda at the end of the day.


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