Cabinet approves new guide for biofuels policy

2019-12-17 16:24

Minister in the Presidency Jackson Mthembu told reporters that the biofuels regulatory framework was approved because Cabinet recognised biofuels internationally as an alternative to carbon intensive energy.

SAA, Mango celebrate biofuel passenger flight

2016-07-15 15:33

Boeing, South African Airways and low-cost carrier Mango have celebrated Africa’s first passenger flights with sustainable aviation biofuel.

Governors urge EPA to keep renewable fuel standards intact

2015-06-26 06:08

The Missouri and Iowa governors have urged the EPA to ditch a plan to lower renewable fuel standards.,

R16.5bn biofuel plants won't affect food security

2015-01-14 07:30

The two canola seed biofuels plants being developed at a cost of R16.5bn in KwaZulu-Natal and Mpumulanga will not affect food security in this county.

Farmers ready for R2.5bn biofuels project

2014-04-22 10:50

Various organisations have welcomed the announcement made by the department of energy about the publication of the final biofuels position paper.

Zuma's recognition of biofuels good thing

2014-02-17 09:56

President Jacob Zuma’s recognition of the biofuels sector in his State of the Nation address underscores the relevance of this industry to the SA’s economy.

Biofuels key to agricultural job creation

2014-01-15 05:30

A pioneeering investor of the biofuels industry in South Africa says the sector is important to agricultural job creation.


The Thai village using poop to power homes

2016-08-05 12:56

Nestled in a deep pocket of forest that lies off Thailand's electrical grid, villagers in Pa Deng have become early adopters and evangelists for an unusual alternative energy source: poop.

Nissan bets on ethanol for fuel-cell vehicles

2016-06-16 09:32

Nissan says it is developing fuel-cell technology that can power cars using plant-based ethanol, a first for the auto industry, and hopes to launch the system in time for Tokyo's 2020 Olympics.

Govt delay imperils R5bn canola-fuel plant

2015-04-10 12:25

PhytoEnergy says it will only proceed with a plan to build a plant to convert canola into diesel in South Africa if the government passes laws needed by the industry.

Zim steps up cheap petrol blend

2014-06-23 12:08

The Zimbabwean government has increased the level of fuel blending to 15% from 10%, a move which will cut the fuel import bill by at least $12m a month.

Biofuel deal for Southern Africa

2014-03-06 08:29

Boeing, SAA and the Roundtable on Sustainable Biomaterials are launching a deal to expand opportunities for smallhold farmers in Southern Africa.

Bio-ethanol plant 'short-sighted'

2014-02-03 20:00

A bio-ethanol plant in Bothaville is short-sighted in terms of the government's biofuels strategy and its development of small black farmers, says an expert.

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