China Geo-Engineering Corporation International Ltd, CGCINT with headquarters in Beijing, China is seeking some 30,000 hectares of land in the Congolese economic and industrial metropolis, Pointe-Noire to invest in cassava cultivation, Africa Time reported. The company plans to set up a cassava starch plant in China with cassava products got from Congo, Jiang Fei, the Deputy Director General of CGC International is reported to have explained , stating that the country needs starch to be processed into alcohol and fuel…Full Article: AllAfrica Aug 2014

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  • China’s CGC International hopes to produce more than 10,000 MTs of cassava flour.

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  • In August 2014, Chinese imports of Vietnamese cassava were down during the first half of 2014 owing to China’s struggling ethanol production industry.

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