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Baseline Report of Clean Cooking Fuels in the East African Community
September 5, 2016 – 11:44 am | No Comment

(Project Gaia)  Ethanol fuel production represents a significant opportunity for economic and social development in the East African Community (EAC) region. Ethanol can be produced locally using a variety of feedstocks that can be selected based on …

New Corporation Enters into Practical ctivities
June 9, 2016 – 4:16 pm | No Comment

(Fana Broadcasting Corporate)  Established with 15 billion birr capital, the Ethiopian Mineral, Petroleum and Biofuel Corporation (EMPBC) has begun practical activities.
The Corporation is one of the state enterprises established by the government to achieve its …

Hyacinths and Sawdust Used to Combat Africa’s Cooking Pollution
November 17, 2015 – 2:12 pm | No Comment

by Anna Hirtenstein (Bloomberg/The Washington Post)  A brew made from sawdust and water hyacinth flowers may help reduce the millions of lives lost across the developing world from the fumes of ramshackle cooking equipment.
Those are the …

SNEPCo Promotes (M)Ethanol Clean Cookstoves in Drive for Safer Cooking Method in Nigeria
November 10, 2015 – 3:44 pm | No Comment

(Shell)  Shell Nigeria Exploration and Production Company (SNEPCo) has signed an agreement with Project Gaia Prospects Limited (PGPL) for the conduct of a pilot study on the use of Ethanol clean cookstoves, a cleaner and …

Demonstrating the Feasibility of Locally Produced Ethanol for Household Cooking from Waste in Addis Ababa
October 30, 2015 – 4:12 pm | No Comment

(Gaia Association)  Gaia Association contributes to poverty reduction and climate mitigation by enabling access to clean, safe, renewable and locally produced household cooking fuels to displace the traditional use of biomass for cooking in Ethiopian …

Aora Tulip To ‘Grow’ Over Ethiopia For Solar Power
October 28, 2015 – 10:47 am | No Comment

by Abigail Klein Leichman (Jewish Business News)  Israeli solar-biogas technology developer Aora Solar will develop renewable energy installations in Ethiopia.  —  … It’s the Aora Tulip, a solar-hybrid modular technology that runs on solar power during …

Leaders Call for Carbon Pricing Worldwide
October 20, 2015 – 11:07 am | No Comment

(Agence France-Presse/Global Post)  A group of world leaders called Monday for countries around the world to put a price on carbon to strengthen the international fight against climate change.
As a week of talks on a …

Ethiopia Blends 59.6 Million Liters Ethanol with Benzene in 5 Years
August 21, 2015 – 10:42 am | No Comment

(2Merkato.com)   Ministry of Mines and Energy said over 59.6 million liters of ethanol has been blended with benzene in the last five years. Alemayehu Tegenu, Minister of Water, Irrigation and Energy said the intervention saved Ethiopia …

Ethanol: Towards a Viable Alternative for Domestic Cooking in Ethiopia
August 4, 2015 – 3:30 pm | No Comment

(Stockholm Environment Institute)  This discussion brief is based on findings from a workshop carried out by SEI in Addis Ababa in conjunction with the presentation of the SCIP study results…. It also draws on insights given by …

THE CASE FOR BIOFUEL: The Magic Bullet for Energy Security and Rural Development in Africa
July 16, 2015 – 4:53 pm | No Comment

by Olatomiwa Bifarin* (Advanced Biofuels USA)  Around 770,000 BC, it was fire, at some point – wood, dung and coal, to the now-ominous fossil fuels. This is the evolution of energy, and today the evolution …

Ethiopia: The Biofuel Myth
July 16, 2015 – 11:53 am | No Comment

by Jose Graziano DA Silva (UN Food and Agriculture Organization/AllAfrica.com)  Over the past several years, biofuels have become a bone of contention. For some, a renewable energy source produced from organic matter amounts to a …

Ethiopia Blends 12.5 Million Liters of Ethanol with Benzene
July 14, 2015 – 12:57 pm | No Comment

(Walta information Center/2Mercato)  Ethiopia has blended 12.5 million liters of ethanol with benzene in the past fiscal year, according to the Ministry of Water, Irrigation and Energy.

Bezuneh Tolecha, Public Relations Head at the Ministry, told …

Financing for Development: Access To Cleaner and Safer Energy In Africa — July 13-16, 2015 — Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
July 2, 2015 – 1:07 pm | No Comment
Financing for Development: Access To Cleaner and Safer Energy In Africa — July 13-16, 2015 — Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

1.3 billion people — 20% of the world’s population — have no electricity, and 2.7 billion people do not have clean and safe access to energy for cooking, leading them to breathe in toxic smoke …

Collaboration with Government of Ethiopia, United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) and Horn of Africa Regional Environment Centre and Network (HoA-REC&N) will place Stoves in Refugee Camps and Urban Settings
May 30, 2015 – 2:42 pm | No Comment

(Project Gaia)  Babington Technology announced today its donation of almost $100,000 worth of especially adapted field feeding equipment to Project Gaia, Inc. for testing in refugee camp and urban commercial and institutional settings in Ethiopia. …

Ethiopia: Ministry to Step Up Bio-Fuel Development Efforts
April 7, 2015 – 4:12 pm | No Comment

by Daniel Beyene  (AllAfrica/Ethiopian Herald)  The Ministry of Water, Irrigation and Energy announced that the ongoing efforts in tapping the rich bio-fuel resources in Ethiopia would be stepped up with a view to ensuring domestic …

Shift to Low-Carbon Systems to Save Future Financial, Environmental Costs: Report
September 16, 2014 – 2:38 pm | No Comment

(RIA Novosti)   Shifting to a low-carbon economy over the next 15 years could save worldwide financial and environmental costs, a report from the Global Commission on the Economy and Climate said on Tuesday.

“The next 15 …

Ethiopia Continues Jatropha Biodiesel Production
July 22, 2014 – 3:16 pm | No Comment

by Zerihun Getachew (All Africa)  Ethiopia is producing biodiesel from jatropha plant with 56 million birr said Water, Irrigation and Energy Ministry.   According to Public Relations Director with the ministry, Bizuneh Tolcha , the production …

Biofuels and Local Food Security: What Does the Evidence Say?
April 14, 2014 – 3:42 pm | No Comment

by Anna Locke and Giles Henley (Overseas Development Institute) • People worry that using crop-based biofuels to increase the volume of low-carbon fuels could worsen hunger in poor countries by pushing up global food prices and endangering local food …

Biofuels Mandates Around the World: 2014
January 2, 2014 – 3:08 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In Florida, the Digest today releases its annual review of biofuels mandates and targets around the world, looking at the state of biofuels mandates in 62 countries.

The bulk of mandates …

Ethiopia: Sugar Factory to Commence in January
November 13, 2013 – 12:20 pm | No Comment

by Addis Fortune (AllAfrica.com)  The Tendaho Sugar Factory will commence production in January, according to the Ethiopian Sugar Corporation. Some 85 pc of construction of the first phase of the factory has so far been completed, …

Ethiopia: Nation Blends Ethanol With Benzene, Saves U.S. $7.6 Million
August 27, 2013 – 1:25 pm | No Comment

by Nesru Jemal (All Africa)  Over 8.6 million liters of ethanol has been blended with benzene and supplied to local market over the concluded fiscal year, the Ministry of Mines and Energy said.

According to Bizuneh Tolcha, public …

VayuGrid Signs MOU for Biofuel Cluster in Ethiopia
November 29, 2012 – 5:06 pm | No Comment

(StarAfrica/PR NewsWire)  Starting With a 2,000 Plus Acre, the Long Term Goal is to Create a Cluster of 1,00,000 Acres Under a Collaborative Model

VayuGrid, a biofuel supply chain company based in Bangalore, has signed a MOU …

Biofuels Mandates Around the World: 2012
November 28, 2012 – 6:26 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Brazil, India, the US, China and the EU point the way towards a 60 billion gallon biofuels market by 2022 – but can the capacity be built, and can the …

Gaia Association Requests Expressions of Interest for Procurement of Ethanol Microdistillery, Addis Ababa Ethiopia
March 6, 2012 – 6:06 pm | No Comment

(PR.com)  Request for Expression of Interest
Promotion of Ethanol Microdistillery for Cooking Fuel in Ethiopia
Loan No. /Credit No./ Grant No.: TF096664
Activity Title: Demonstrating the Feasibility of Ethanol for Household Cooking
The Gaia Association, an Ethiopian non-governmental and …

Nigerian Government Agency Launches Microdistillery and Stoves to Provide Sustainable Ethanol Fuel for Household Cooking, Lighting and Small-Scale Power Generation
February 28, 2012 – 4:43 pm | No Comment

(Project Gaia)  Nigerian Government Agency Launches Microdistillery and Stoves to Provide Sustainable Ethanol Fuel for Household Cooking, Lighting and Small-Scale Power Generation
The National Biotechnology Development Agency (NABDA), a parastatal under the Nigerian Federal Ministry of …

Gaia Association and SEI Launches New Initiative to Produce Clean Cooking Fuel from Waste for Addis Ababa Households
December 19, 2011 – 5:21 pm | No Comment

(Project Gaia)  On November 23, Gaia Association, in partnership with Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI) and the Ethiopian Environmental Protection Authority, launched the new project “Fuel from Waste: Demonstrating the Feasibility of Locally Produced Ethanol for …

Africa’s Farmland in Demand: ‘Is There a Better Place than This?’
December 5, 2011 – 5:22 pm | No Comment

by Rick Westhead (The Star)  …Indian industrialist Sai Ramakrishna Karuturi has his eye on this lush scenery, too, but he sees something much different: the potential for large-scale commercial farming.

Karuturi, from the South Indian city …

Horn of Africa Famine – Ethanol Cookstoves for Dadaab Refugee Camp
November 30, 2011 – 5:19 pm | No Comment

(Project Gaia)  Project Gaia, Inc., a U.S. non profit with operations in East Africa, is working with the UNHCR and others to bring relief to refugees from the Horn of Africa Famine in a very …

Biofuels in Eastern Africa: Dangers Yes, but Much Potential as Well
October 12, 2011 – 1:03 pm | No Comment

(Netzwerk Biotriebstoffe News)  Biofuel production is booming. Worldwide, production of ethanol for fuel has almost quintupled since 2000, while that of biodiesel has risen by almost 25 times. This is, in part, a response to policies …

Ethiopia: E10 Petroleum Coming in Weeks
January 19, 2011 – 9:23 am | No Comment

by Hayal Alemayehu   (NewsDire)   The government is schedule to increase the proportion of ethanol being blended in benzene to 10 percent beginning March 7. For over a year now, the benzene that has been …

Investors with over 3 bln birr Capital Developing Biofuel
December 29, 2010 – 12:25 pm | No Comment

(Walta Informatin Center)  The (Ethiopian) Ministry of Water and Energy said that 18 investors and enterprises with over 3 billion birr combined capital have been engaged in biofuel development.  

Ministry Public Relations and Communications Directorate Director, …

Ethiopia Sets its Sights on Biodiesel
December 8, 2010 – 2:27 pm | No Comment

by Denis Gathanju  (Renewable Energy World)   Could this poverty-stricken country become the world’s largest biodiesel producer?

Policy-makers in Ethiopia, challenged by fluctuating oil prices and poverty, are seeking solutions that will improve the living conditions of …

Shapoorji, Ethiopia Ink 50,000ha Land Deal
March 23, 2010 – 2:16 pm | No Comment

by Shutapa Paul   (liveMint.com, Wall Street Journal)  The 140-year old construction firm, Shapoorji Pallonji and Co. Ltd, signed an agreement with the government of Ethiopia to take on lease up to 50,000ha of land to …