Friday, 20 March 2009 10:32

Kenyan courts smite biofuel plans

Kenyan courts are considering halting the first stage of a US$370-million (ZAR2650-million) biofuel project that aims to replace approximately 20 000 hectares of coastal grassland with irrigated fields of sugarcane according to the Environmental News Network.
Engineering consultancy firm Bioneer has recently been tasked with the engineering and technology supply of a biodiesel plant located in Chamdor, Gauteng, which it constructed for biodiesel production company GBC Organic Fuels.
Agriculture is suffering a growing dilemma: its need to feed a fast-growing world population, as well as conserve the biodiversity and manage the natural resources of an increasingly depleted planet.
Friday, 20 March 2009 10:24

Prince Charles' Aston runs on wine

According to CNN, Britain’s Prince Charles has converted his 38-year-old Aston Martin to run on biofuels made from surplus wine.
BASF Crop Protection has announced it plans to invest more than €150-million (R1695-million) in additional capacity to meet the growing demand for key crop protection products in the coming years.
The Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Partnership (REEEP) has announced a call for project proposals which support the development of markets for renewable energy and energy efficiency.
Thursday, 19 March 2009 11:45

Biofuels could help secure food security

The food vs fuel debate has long formed part of the perennial debate around land usage but, very recently, the more real threat of fluctuating commodity prices and the cost of energy needed to produce food has dominated debates around food security.
Brazil has displaced the US as the most attractive country for prospective investment in biofuels. This is according to the latest Ernst & Young “Biofuels country attractiveness indices”, which score countries on their attractiveness for investment in biofuels.
Biofuels could possibly make an important contribution towards reducing greenhouse gas emissions in the post-2012 world, provided the necessary standards are in place to manage that contribution.
Wednesday, 11 March 2009 16:52

Africa's biofuel production potential

Sub-Saharan Africa shows the highest potential in the world for bio-energy production.

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