Biofuels

The World Bio-energy Association (WBA) launched the fact sheet “Biogas – an important renewable energy source”.

Monday, 12 August 2013 09:28

A boost for bio-ethanol production

A doctorate study has found that the fibres of some sugarcane cultivars could potentially boost ethanol production at a fraction of the cost.

Monday, 12 August 2013 09:23

Changing SA’s energy landscape

A small company with big plans, Vuthisa Technologies (VT), wants to play a role in the changing energy landscape of South Africa, even if it means taking a risk or two.

Thursday, 22 November 2012 12:25

Mandatory blending regulations for biofuels

The Department of Energy recently published regulations on the mandatory blending of biofuels in the Government Gazette. However, the implementation date has not been made public yet. 25° in Africa looks at key aspects of the regulations.

Sugarcane can be used for fuel or power generation. To date, there are a number of these projects underway in countries such as Sierra Leone, Angola and the aborted Illovo investment, which is expanding its sugarcane production in Mali, Malawi and Tanzania.

DNV is a global provider of risk management services, helping customers to safely and responsibly improve their business performance. DNV is an independent foundation with the purpose of safeguarding life, property and the environment.

Scion Technologies specialises in integrated environmental, energy and efficiency solutions, striving towards  the goal of “nothing but clean air” by supplying the best available and commercially proven technologies, specifically in the fields of industrial air pollution control and clean energy.  

Monday, 18 June 2012 14:10

Biomass industry projected to grow

Taiyou Research compiled a report on biomass and how the industry will grow within the bio-power, biofuels and bio-product sectors in the next two decades. Today about 70% of all the biomass in the world is used in the residential sector while only 14% is used in the industrial sector. 

Lowering one’s carbon footprint is fast becoming everyone’s responsibility. An easy way to do this is to use a biogas digester that will enable the user to streamline waste management, avoid the dumping of waste in a landfill and generate renewable energy that can be used for cooking.

Bio-energy is the term used to describe the many varied ways of utilising biomass to create fuel or feedstock in generating energy. There are various kinds of biomass that can be used for this. This article ventures into selecting a sustainable biomass source to produce energy and explains how one can go about to produce energy using biomass.

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