Guinea Bissau's excess military staff will grow crops, produce ethanol

I'm pretty sure this is AutoblogGreen's first story about Guinea Bissau, the small west African country. An official in that country's Defense Ministry said last week that Guinea Bissau Armed Forces has a plan to make ethanol "within a few years" through a military program. In the short posting of this news over on Macauhub there is no mention of the feedstock that the ethanol will be made from. Instead, the article mentions why the military would be involved in growing crops for biofuel: too many members of the armed forces. The Guinea Bissau military apparently has 3,000 too many staff that can be ordered to grow fuel (and raise cattle). The Defense Ministry's production, modernization and social action department is responsible for the program.

[Source: Macauhub]

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