Angola

Law 06/10 on sugar cane production for biofuel

Legislative
Law
Passed in 2010
This Law regulates sugar cane production for biofuel purposes. It establishes the general basis for promoting the sugar cane cultivation and other plants in order to exploit their products, in particular with the purpose of biofuel production. Under this law, foreign companies which invest in biofuels must sell to state-owned oil firm Sonangol part of their biofuels production to satisfy Angola's internal consumption needs. It also states that foreign companies must provide local people with medical assistance and access to water and other basic resources in the land they are using to produce biofuels. The Ministerial Decision No. 117/10 creates the Technical Group for the implementation of the Strategy for the Development of Biofuels, provided for in Law on Biofuels No. 6/10 of 23 April of 2010. The Technical Group is composed by members of the Ministry of Energy and Water, Ministry of Justice, Ministry of Agriculture, Ministry of Environment, and a representative of geology, mines and industry. It must provide support to the Biofuels Commission in the framework of the Biofuels Law.

from the Grantham Research Institute
from the Grantham Research Institute
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