Why Advanced Biofuels
Having experienced the nuclear disaster that struck Fukushima city on March 11, 2011, that claimed the lives of so many people, preceded by the relentless destruction of the environment from the excessive use of fossil fuels prompted by the ever-increasing demand for energy, GBE Group finds itself compelled to take part in the creation and provision of a more sustainable energy supply for our world. Second generation biofuels, best known as advanced biofuels, have the potential to meet our global society’s energy needs and even compete with fossil fuels. Therefore, we opted for developing advanced biofuels based on key factors embedded in our corporate philosophy. These are, creating carbon dioxide (CO2) neutral, non-food competing renewable energy sources through rehabilitating distressed land in Africa in general and Mozambique in particular.
G-Bio Energy Group business goes beyond creating responsible and sustainable biofuels. Our company use a unique power generation system whereby we convert straight plant oil into energy using special diesel engines and then exploit and convert the waste heat from the power generation system into energy thus minimizing energy loss while maximizing energy efficiency.
Why Africa and Mozambique
Choosing Mozambique was not a difficult decision for several factors including but not limited to weather condition, agro-energy environment, availability of distressed land and above all the geostrategic transportation infrastructure. The weather conditions in Mozambique are suitable for farming oil seeds and plants that can be utilized as biofuel feedstock. Also, the country was in search of vegetable oil-based biofuels to diversify its energy sources and develop an alternative to fossil fuels. There have been some courageous attempts to establish an agro-energy business through a collaboration of the public and private sectors. One of the initiatives that was taken into consideration was the Jatropha Plantation program, yet this initiative did not meet the expectation of the people and thus promptly failed. However, the consensus is the GBE Group will provide a superior solution to the Mozambican energy needs based on both Japanese world class agricultural technology and techniques.
Finally, the ongoing transportation infrastructure projects are a motivating factor for the GBE Group. Mozambique has ports facing the Indian Ocean, such as Maputo, Beira and Nacala, which link Southern African countries to other regions like Europe, the Middle East and Asia as gateways. Development along the Nacala and Maputo corridors is suitable not just for our business development, but also will play a significant role in improving local economic activities, which is the corner stone of our business.