Eni and the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development of the Republic of Mozambique (MADER) have agreed to work together in developing agriculture projects in Mozambique, aimed at producing oil seeds and vegetable oils to be used as agro-feedstock for the production of biofuels.
According to the agreement, Eni and MADER will make an assessment of the potential sites and most appropriate crops for the production of oil seeds and vegetable oils. This will concentrate on areas that would not compete with food production while prioritizing the preservation of forests and natural ecosystems.
Eni elaborated that other initiatives include the collection and valorization of agricultural and agro-processing residues, by-products and co-products, for the production of bio-feedstock and Natural Climate Solutions (NCS).
The company added that this recent agreement builds on a memorandum of understanding (MoU) that was signed back in 2019 by Eni and the Government of Mozambique for the joint definition of sustainable development and decarbonization projects to support the country’s National and Local Economic and Social Development Agenda.