Zimbabwe is on a major drive to promote uptake of biofuels at different levels. Increased use of biofuels has many benefits that include reduction of the country’s carbon foot print, creation of employment and reduction of petroleum’s import bill.
Zimbabwe has enough land for the production of feedstock to sustain uptake of biofuels. Ethanol is produced in the country and this has seen the country making significant savings on its import bill. Other feedstock such as jatropha for biodiesel are also in use and the by-products are immense.
A Biofuels Policy is in place as part of increasing energy security in view of the increasing cost of fossil fuels. The policy presents opportunities for investment in biofuel crop production, processing facilities and infrastructure in the country.