HARARE – Green Fuel (GF)’s Chisumbanje-based ethanol plant has been ranked among the top five mega infrastructure projects in Africa with the energy group receiving the “Green Product of the year” award at the recently held Green Business Awards (GBA).
This comes as GF successfully built and commissioned the Chisumbanje plant in a record of two years, an achievement which has also been officially recognised through a prestigious award by an independent team of engineering experts through the Project Management Institute of Zimbabwe.
The award titled “Most outstanding development project successfully completed in two years”, recognises the timeous delivery of the ethanol plant as well as its positive impact on Zimbabwe’s economy.
The ethanol project has an investment net worth of approximately $600 million.
“We believe this country will prosper economically, we visited the Green Fuel ethanol project in Chisumbanje and the jobs created there are just massive.
“We spoke to the vibrant team of engineers manning the plant and it was inspiring to see the work being done by Zimbabweans,” said Sebastian Zuze, GBA’s chairperson.
Under the vehicle for economic transformation ZimAsset, government has identified the Chisumbanje ethanol project as one of the major infrastructure projects whose full operationalisation will create the much-needed employment and contribute to industrial growth.