Tuesday, 14 April 2009 11:43

Fuel or food?

 A major concern for government is what the impact of large-scale “energy-crop” production programmes will be on food security and food prices.
Tuesday, 14 April 2009 11:35

Draft biofuels industry strategy

The South African government recently released their Draft Biofuels Industry Strategy. This document was awaited with some anticipation.
Tuesday, 14 April 2009 11:34

Switching on the green light

Helius Energy Plc commenced trading on AIM on the London Stock Exchange on 31 January 2007, making it the first bio-mass company operating in this sector of the market.
With the World Biofuels Markets Congress Where the Biofuels Industry meets to do business taking place in Brussels from 6-9 March 2007, Matthew Probyn of the organisers Green Power Conferences conducted a short interview with one of the top speakers participating at the Congress – Hans Keuken, the managing director of Hydrous Ethanol.
Although the South African biofuels industry is still in its infancy, it is beginning to play catch-up with the rest of the countries involved in these developments.
Tuesday, 14 April 2009 08:46

Africa’s first bio-ethanol plant

The industry has been identified as one of the key sectors under the government’s Asgi-SA growth strategy, because it has good potential for growth and job creation.


Tuesday, 14 April 2009 08:45

Biofuel leadership- Deulco's mission

Deulco offers a new approach bringing together business and risk capital to take on the huge challenges of our time. It is a story of the global environment, of a rejection of so-called “oil wars” in a failing era of fossil energy supply.


Tuesday, 14 April 2009 08:44

Jatropha banned in Western Australia

Although experts that 25º in Africa has spoken to seem to be of the opinion that Jatropha Curcas L is not an invasive plant (whereas its sister plant Jatropha gossypifolia is), the Australian Department of Agriculture & Food issued a press release on 29 May 2006 stating that both plants ‘which have been heavily promoted on the Internet as source plants for biodiesel oil’ have been banned throughout Western Australia by the Agriculture Protection Board.


Tuesday, 14 April 2009 08:42

Africa needs Jatropha

Ghana’s view on the Jatropha debate...
Tuesday, 14 April 2009 08:41

Common misconceptions about Jatropha

It is widely proclaimed that Jatropha Curcas L (JCL) can produce in droughts, can reclaim deserts, doesn’t get diseases and is a prolific yielder. In addition, it is labelled as invasive and a weed.
– Justin Vermaak, CEO Verus
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