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Ethiopian biofuel plan

This article was originally published in The Public Ledger

ETHIOPIA plans to produce biofuels to cut high crude oil import bills, but dismissed fears the strategy could hit food production in a country suffering a severe drought. Some 4.5m Ethiopians need emergency food aid due to failed rains and high food prices, but the government also faces an annual fuel bill of up to $900m, and aims to reduce that over time using biofuels.



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